[WEB4LIB] Free web based services used on library web sites

Marieke Napier M.Napier at ukoln.ac.uk
Fri Oct 13 12:37:53 EDT 2000


An article on using Externally-Hosted Web Services appeared in issue 23 of


You may also want to look at a review of externally-hosted statistical
packages .


The magazines run by UKOLN use a number of externally hosted services, if
you browse the magazines I'm sure you will get lots of ideas.




----- Original Message -----
From: Polly-Alida Farrington <paf at albany.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <web4lib at webjunction.org>
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 5:23 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Free web based services used on library web sites

> Does your library web site use any free (or inexpensive!) web based
> to add some content or functionality to your site?
> I'm particularly interested in services that don't require installation
> of files/programs/scripts on your own server.   eg: Free indexing,
> polls, surveys, content headlines, library related affiliate programs,
> I'm doing a conference program on this topic in a few weeks and
> would like to show real examples of the interesting ways people have
> put these services to work - in ANY type of library.
> Some examples of what I've seen so far:
> http://www.scpl.org/history/
> Pico Search index used to find surnames in  history/genealogy
> web pages
> http://www.colonie.org/library/calendar.html
> MindIt e-mail notification service used to let library patrons
> know when an events calendar has been updated.
> http://www.uhls.org/seniorsconnect/health-heatlh.html
> Free headline contents from ISyndicate used to add some up-to-date
> content to a resource page for seniors.
> http://www.uhls.org/troy/
> Chapter a day - Online Book Club (affiliate program? content provider?)
> Thanks so much for your help!
> Polly-Alida Farrington
> paf at albany.net

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