Q: I'd like to participate. How do I begin?
Q: Other than writing code, how can I contribute?
Q: What's a good bug for a newcomer to tackle?
Q: What is a bug or issue with Library Social Widget Toolkit that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?
About Library Social Widget Toolkit
The project has developed a lightweight modular middleware, which interfaces between the Library ILS and a range of widgets which work in a variety of websites and environments (currently Facebook, Moodle, iGoogle, and VuFind, the open source OPAC). Our source code repo is here: http://code.google.com/p/librarywidgets
The middleware and widgets allow users to carry out basic library self-service functions, such as book renewals, checking overdues, and paying library fines – all from within the website where the widget has been embedded, without ever needing to log in separately to the Library’s systems.
The API and existing widgets are available as free software, comprising a ‘toolkit’ which will allow other libraries to broaden access to core services, and we hope that it will form a skeleton on which other libraries can build related functionality and widgets. Our blog is here: http://lib-1.lse.ac.uk/library-widgets
from the profile of Shiraz Azizali (sh1r4z)