HKUL My Library Outlook Addin. CHOI KY & KU KM HKU Libraries. Why we did it?. Starting September 2005, we no longer stamp due dates on books or other materials checked out from the University Libraries. ‘ I have not received any reminder from you. You MUST waive my fine!’. Why developed?.
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CHOI KY & KU KM
Starting September 2005, we no longer stamp due dates on books or other materials checked out from the University Libraries.
‘ I have not received any reminder from you. You MUST waive my fine!’
Nov 2002 -- MyLibrary Portal
Cons: not real-time; overloads III server
Cons: not a formal method to obtain information; it doesn’t work whenever webpac changes
A Servlet to simulate user’s access to ‘view circulation record’
III is a closed system ;
Difficult to get useful information to build apps ;
The only ‘interface (API)’ to III’s data is ‘review file’ & PatronAPI ($$$$) ;
We want to do more , but how?
Facebook provides an excellent case study here.
Facebook becomes famous and hot after they released their API to public;
A lot of people (not exactly programmers) have built thousands of apps shared among users;
a US$15billion company !
(Dot NET Framework 1.1 required)