Amazon/Google/WorldCat. The switched-on librarians have been having a bit of a hackfest today. Jessamyn West and Andrea Mercado got to wondering how to make use of the integration between Google and OCLC WorldCat (“a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions.”) They discovered that if you construct a Google query using plus an ISBN, you'll find WorldCat records for the book. For example, this query returns this link, which is the WorldCat record for Bruce Schneier's Secrets and Lies.
If you follow that link and fill in a ZIP code (WorldCat will remember
it for you), you'll see all the nearby libraries that have the book,
and you can check its availability at each library. [Jon's Radio]

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