Thursday, July 10, 2008

New UIUC Library LibX Toolbar for Firefox

Sorry for the big gap in posting, but we've been busy in the Office of Web technologies & Content Coordination. I'll make some more general updates about what we've been up to shortly, but before that, and without further ado, I bring to you: the library LibX toolbar!

David Ward and I have been working on a LibX toolbar for the UIUC library, the LibX University Of Illinois at Urbana Champaign edition (we'll have some more information and screenshots put together as soon as we finish adding all the additional features people have been requesting ;) . This toolbar offers all of the options that were available in the UIUC Library Toolbar, as well as some new ones. Even better, the LibX toolbar works with the Firefox 3. We'll be making some announcements to libnews list-serv shortly. Stay tuned! For now, feel free to download the latest build of the LibX University Of Illinois at Urbana Champaign edition. You can leave feedback or requests regarding the toolbar here on the blog, send it to David or me directly, or use the built in "Comments about the UIUC Library Toolbar" options in the libX Quick Links drop down menu (the far right hand menu in the libX toolbar).

LibX is supported by an amazing open source community. Unfortunately, while they were rushing to update LibX to work with Firefox 3, some of the changes they made caused the Internet Explorer version of the toolbar to break (see: LibX Internet Explorer Version Features and Issues) , but we expect a new IE compatible version to be available soon. Until then, IE users can continue to use the UIUC Library Toolbar for Internet Explorer. More to follow…