Image by testdriverone via FlickrOf course I know browser plugins are not big news. They have been around for a while now. It just did not pass my path before as a need-to-do priority in the work load I already have.
But suddenly you get the chance to make a great overview because somebody already did a load of work for library licenced databases & plugins. (Aaron Tay, a Librarian with NUS Libraries)
Then I attacked the subject as I normally do: jump in, head first, see what I understand. And figure out what I do not understand, by trial and error. For now this results in a short list of available library plugins.
I was surprised by the nice collection of the MyCroft Project, but just discovered yesterday they also offer a nice Plugin Create/Submit "wizard" This takes away having to understand all details and makes you a plugin that is hosted at their website.
That wizard also offers you to see what other plugins are made off by filling in the plugin number.
For more info, please read the nice overview at the Library Success : a best practice wiki
- Add To Search Bar Firefox Extension Enables a contextual "Right click, Add to Search Bar" functionality in the browser.
- Mycroft. Advanced Mozilla-Search Plugin Documentation
- LibDev: How to create a Firefox Search Plugin
- LCLS Lab How to: Add Your Library Catalog to the Firefox Searchbar
- Seminole County Florida Library - (How to Create a) Mozilla Search Plugin (particularly for Horizon Information Portal)
These are links to info, not direct links to the install.
- Library Search A collection of search plugins that search online library catalogs. To request a search plugin for your library, go to the Requests page.
- Academic Search Plugins
- RedLightGreen search plugin
- Ann Arbor District Library search plugin for Firefox (AADL plugin)
- Rijksmuseum Research Library search plugin
- Hennepin County Library (MN)