Wild over Widgets

bq.I love the idea of a “search the library” widget. Let’s take it a step further, though, and add one that shows what I have checked out and when it’s due. Oh, and how about a box for my library’s virtual reference or IM service? A total library widget package like this would rock hard! Put yourself in as many patron spaces as possible (desktop, toolbar, aggregator, cell phone, etc.). – “Jenny Levine(Library Widgets for Your Desktop?)”:http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2005/08/04/library_widgets_for_your_desktop.html From what I can tell, actually “writing the widgets(Programming Konfabulator Widgets)”:http://fb2.hu/x10/Articles/ProgrammingWidgets.html is the easy part. The hard part is extracting the information you need from your ILS.