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Thread: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

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    Default Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Hi guys,

    I've just released a beta version of http://www.bookjetty.com, where you can search amazon books with NLB information.

    I find myself doing manual repetitive task of checking out good book in amazon site and finding if it's available in the library. So this site may be helpful. Do check it out.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Neat idea!

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Nice idea and thanks for the effort

    Just some bug/feedback, just did a test search for Dean Koontz - the first title, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son - shows as not available in NLB - however I have the book from NLB on my table right now.

    NLB's catalogue also shows it here:

    http://vistaweb.nlb.gov.sg/cgi-bin/c...2+12466843+3+1

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Great work! What I used to do before is to use the NLB Bookmarklet from Amazon. Now I can just search both engines from the same site!

    The pop-ups are really cool and useful too.

    I'm taking out the NLB Bookmarklet and bookmarking your site instead

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Thx guys for the kind comments. Glad that you guys find it useful.

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    Just some bug/feedback, just did a test search for Dean Koontz - the first title, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son - shows as not available in NLB - however I have the book from NLB on my table right now.

    NLB's catalogue also shows it here:

    http://vistaweb.nlb.gov.sg/cgi-bin/c...2+12466843+3+1
    Vince, regarding the mismatch, it's beyond my control, my code check the book in NLB using ISBN number. The ISBN number stored in NLB could be wrong, but I could not verify it, coz NLB does not display it on their page.

    Maybe the next version I can include "Further Probe" button that will further probe NLB based on the given title and author.

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Quote Originally Posted by igpenguin
    Great work! What I used to do before is to use the NLB Bookmarklet from Amazon. Now I can just search both engines from the same site!

    The pop-ups are really cool and useful too.

    I'm taking out the NLB Bookmarklet and bookmarking your site instead
    I do not know about NLB Bookmarklet. Pretty good idea too, but a bit more steps. So i was not the only one that has been doing these copy and pasting too hehe..

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Quote Originally Posted by jugend
    I do not know about NLB Bookmarklet. Pretty good idea too, but a bit more steps. So i was not the only one that has been doing these copy and pasting too hehe..
    i came across the bookmarklet here: http://mel.uberkids.com/blog/?p=130 . it has a link to the bookmarket's download.

    but it only works one way, as in searching the NLB catalogue from Amazon. Say I'm in a Amazon page for a particular book; I can click on the bookmarklet and it will do a search on NLB catalogue for the same book based on ISBN.

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Ic... it looks similar to Greasemonkey script extension for Firefox.

    http://userscripts.com/scripts/show/2371

    Thx for sharing btw.

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Neat!

    However I'd prefer a Amazon->NLB search instead.

    Very fast though. Did you use some published APIs to do this? Just curious.

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Quote Originally Posted by monkster
    Neat!

    However I'd prefer a Amazon->NLB search instead.

    Very fast though. Did you use some published APIs to do this? Just curious.
    Thx monkster. Check out the "About" page, for hyperlinks to some of the components/APIs that I use.

    http://www.bookjetty.com/app/about.html

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Have just included Top Searches feature to the site.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Bookjetty.com - Search Amazon books with NLB information

    Quote Originally Posted by alucard
    great it is out of Beta. I was one of the earliest users of BookJetty.

    BTW, the ISBN search does work in the NLB bookmarklet. It may have something to do with seperate ISBN numbers for Hardcover and Paperback.
    Yep different publications have different ISBN. Thx for your support alucard, btw, it's still a BETA version, hehe.., though some bug fixes and enhacements have been done.

    Next one will be integration with Amazon UK for a better match with NLB, especially for novels search.

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