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Here’s an interesting site called by Herryanto Siatono of Pluit Solutions. It uses Web 2.0 technology of mash-ups to combine search results from both Amazon and the catalogue of National Library Board, Singapore. I came across this site when it was first launched but didn’t see much use of it then because of the limited functionality. But it has evolved into a very useful tool. (via Library Stuff)

What I like about is that it allows me to search and find books on Amazon that not available or going to be published and compare it with NLB’s holdings. Then I can make the decision to put in a request to acquire the titles.

One other thing that you can do is to sign-up for an account with and it’ll allow you to bookmark the books that you like. You can also mark the books as ‘Read’, ‘Reading’ or ‘Wanted’. And you can tag the books as well. It also includes an element of social networking by allowing you to see who has read the books you have, reading the same books you’re reading, or want the same books.

Anyway, you should go read the FAQ on the reasons why Herryanto is doing it and how he is doing it. Plus you can read his blog entries about the ‘BookJetty’.

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Herry December 26, 2006 at 3:01 pm

Isaak, thanks for the writeup. Appreciate it. :)


Isaak December 26, 2006 at 3:20 pm

Hi Herry,

Thanks for dropping by. And continue developing BookJetty.


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