Wishlist: Widget to Share Carousel on External Site

Bug #1882982 reported by John Yorio on 2020-06-10
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Bug Description

Evergreen 3.4

Some libraries have expressed a desire to share their carousels on an external site, such as the library's own web site.

There does not currently appear to be a way to do this, so I'm posting this here for discussion/feedback.

Some kind of widget that could be embedded on the external page seems ideal, but even something like the RSS for public bookbags might be helpful.

Andrea Neiman (aneiman) on 2020-06-10
Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: needsdiscussion opac
Terran McCanna (tmccanna) wrote :

We've had this request from multiple libraries in our consortium as well.

Changed in evergreen:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Jeremiah Miller (jeremym-t) wrote :

We have something like (but not nearly as functional as) carousels on our main website, fed by RSS feeds from public bookbags, most of which are updated by scripts, a few by hand.

Was hoping to replace them with carousels, but... no way to embed or refer to them on an external or 3rd party site. Then was hoping to at least use the RSS feeds from them, since they are essentially public bib buckets (akin to public bookbags)... but no, can't do that either.

Staff also mentioned that it would be nice if the title could be a link, clicking on which would take you to the entire list in question.

Jeremiah Miller (jeremym-t) wrote :

By "clicking on the title", I mean the title of the carousel (not an individual record within it).

Terran McCanna (tmccanna) wrote :

+1 to making the title linkable to the full list. It seems like the https://(domain)/eg/opac/results?bookbag=(number) format should work to display a carousel bucket like it does for a shared list bucket.

Lindsay Stratton (lstratton) wrote :

Westchester libraries would also love to have Evergreen carousels available to their external websites. Our libraries use a lot of search boxes embedded on their websites, and bypass the opac main page entirely.

Jennifer Bruch (jbruchpails) wrote :

+1 to both ideas for the PaILS/SPARK Libraries

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