[Koha] patron book reviews/suggestions, desirable koha enhancement?
esnyder at avamar.com
Wed Nov 21 14:31:35 NZDT 2001
I'm not involved with any library (other than as a patron of my local
county system), just lurking on the Koha list because I think it's a cool
project. I was hoping that people who are involved with running koha in
real library settings could comment on the perceived pros and cons of a
"review and suggestions" enhancement to the koha database, a'la
I have found myself increasingly using amazon.com as a source of feedback
about books in a variety of situations; both when I'm considering a book
to buy, or when I'm looking through our community library collection and
wondering what books to check out.
Having the reviews available is good, but I find the "people who liked
this book also liked XYZ" to be really addictive. I can follow chains of
related books this way, reading reviews as I go, and find some interesting
things that I never would have come to on my own.
I realize that there is a fairly large critical mass of reviews that must
be present in a system before this really works, and I've been thinking
about various ways one could share review collections between libraries.
Before I get too into db schemas and appropriate SQL queries, are there
some downsides to having this in the system that people anticipate? Or
different review'ish schemes that seem more helpful?
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