Thursday, December 27, 2007

Try This @ Home: What Have I Read Lately?

There's a new feature in the library's catalog that many have been asking for. My Reading History is now available as an "opt-in" service. It saves a list of books you check out, beginning with the first item borrowed after you opt-in. Only you can see it - the list is not available to library staff. You can selectively delete individual titles or opt-out at any time - your choice.

My Reading History is off by default; to turn it on, click the "My Account" tab in the library's catalog, log in with your library card number and PIN, and look for the "My Reading History" button under the box containing your name.

With the new year just around the corner, and with book clubs and reading programs planning busily for spring and summer, My Reading History could become an easy way to remember books you liked or might want to recommend to others. It could also be a "feel-good" list - a trophy list - of reading accomplished (or movies watched, or books on CD listened to.)

Let us know how it works for you!

1 comment:

annot8 said...

Our webmaster added: "As of a few minutes ago, My Reading History is sortable by any of the columns. All you have to do is click on the column header (e.g., Title, Author, etc.)"