Brainstorming possible SPLOTs
The idea of a SPLOT (shamelessly stolen from splot.ca) is the "smallest possible library online tool." Which is to say a single purposes, easy to use, web-based, fire and forget, no-login-necessary utility that helps make librarians (or possibly library patrons) lives easier.
Below is the results of the brainstorming in the code4lbBC breakoutsession.
- web hex code picker
- accessibility colour selector
- marcedit already provides a ton of marc functionality but isn't web-based, simple
- stable link validator - feed in url and check if it will work next time (or if it contains session specifc stuff)
- holdings checker - journal webpage to check whether the dates of publications you have available are actually available
- overdrive does not provide a report of titles that have expired; web-front end to Dan's headless crawler
- for patrons in academic libraries - assignment generator
- list of tasks; scheduler at end of term, certain time period, circulation - e.g. a way to create a repeated list of tasks and then schedule them in an irregular way, i.e. "at the end of each term," or "2 weeks before the start of classes"
- pastebin, gist - way to easily share text blobs; can set expiry dates
- how do I know when a librarian is available? check availability?
- z39.50 tester?
- library status dashboard? things patrons and staff typically look for?
- APA reference validator; tells you what to do to fix a reference (one for multiple references style)
- excel file with a bunch of orders, LC sort (subject, author, year) (apparently a plugin for marcedit that can dd this); csv file
- image/slide generator