Dutch libraries provide book advice online

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Tue, 02/17/2004 - 09:41
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The website of the Dutch libraries now provides an online book advice service.
By surfing to the Roman Advies website (oddly enough, in Dutch) Dutch people can type in one or more authors or titles and get advice on 'what to read'.
The system uses a large book loan history in the background to create the advice. This is very much like how libraries used to work in the past, when your librarian would point you to books based on your choices.
I think this is one of the directions libraries need to go: provide wellknown services on a virtual way.