Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reviews/Ratings - Yelp

I love world music and so its no surprise that this passion of mine carries over to ethnic cuisine as well. One of my favorite spots for Indian food is the Bombay Club in Harvard Square (See my review on Yelp).

I think that rating/review options for library patrons would be a great added feature to any library web site. It would be most useful if a patron could look up a title and see what others had to say about it, complete with its average ranking among those who had commented on it. At the Boston Public Library, patron suggestions are a huge factor in determining which materials we are to purchase for our collections. Such suggestions would be more helpful to the selector if they were accompanied by a short personal review.

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