Monday, February 1st, 2010

Shelf Browse live at High Plains

Shelf Browse—which we announced last week—is now live in High Plains Library District’s catalog. As we mentioned in our brief ALA announcement, Shelf Browse lets you browse your library’s shelves visually, just as you would do in the physical library.

Shelf Browse lets your patrons see where a book sits on your actual shelves, and what’s near it. It includes a “mini-browser” that sits on your detail pages, and a full-screen version, launched from the detail page.

See it in action at High Plains Library District. Some jumping off points:

Scroll back and forth, serendipitously browsing through the shelves. If lists are more your speed, in the full-screen version, you can switch between shelf and list mode.

For ordering information contact Peder Christensen at Bowker—toll-free at 877-340-2400 or email

Labels: librarything for libraries, ltfl, shelf browse


  1. Library Hag says:

    Got to say I just love this. It is such a nice concept. It will be particularly useful for non-fiction searching. But you know that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This would be so awesome if this could be a "view" for collections…

  3. Josh says:

    It looks rather like that application "iBook" that Apple will use on the iPad (not sure if it's a shopfront like iTunes Store, or a view onto one's own book collection, or a combination of the two).