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Welcome is a place on the web for those working in libraries to store, share and discuss emerging technologies and ideas. Primarily I will use it to house all my pet projects that I work on in my free time but I'm happy for others to participate on the site and provide web space and tools.Please let us know a little about yourself and the library you work for, if applying to join the site. Email me on: after signing up for approval. Thanks Camilo


An OPAC app

Below is a Facebook app developed by Chilifresh to include an OPAC interface in your Facebook Page. Part of the suite of tools available to subscriptions to their connections product. Visit to find out more.

What is interesting here is how it is possible to use tools like phpcurl to interface with an OPAC.

Online Databases and resources

This post is a summary of several different projects and ideas i've had in relation to the online databases and resources that public libraries have. While strictly not my field I have played a part in the organising of this resources on our wbesite and access to what happens with these resources. 

Open Source Software in Libraries

This post is long overdue and is a reflection on the courses I developed and ran in Libraries and also presentented a workshop to a Emerging Technology Forum for Public Libraries.

The Course notes is located at:

The workshop presentation is located at:

An Android Book Scanner App

I have been playing around with ideas for apps that can be useful for library patrons. I have developed this prototype app which allows you to scan in a books ISBN barcode and then search a library catalogue, add a review to chilifresh, get a google preview, check reviews on goodreads and librarything.

You can download the app here - [NB it is a prototype and doesnt have any graphical formatting and no known bugs]



test isbndb

I was experimenting with the site ISBNDB as a means to enter a title of a book and find its ISBN. This was part of a different project.
Enter title of book to get the ISBN

Android apps

This is an older post from another blog i had. I created some prototype android apps to get an idea of how and what could be done using mobile apps, while this is a project which i am keen to follow up on it has been a while since i have had any time to do so.

these are the protoypes i have so far:



Geelong Regional Libraries

A catalogue search, telephone directory

Search Victorian Libraries

Searching Library Catalogues at the browser level

Loading up some older posts from an old blog #1



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