Great idea – check out Edward Vielmetti’s Superpatronbot – “Another evening’s work produced this working (but buggy!) Google Talk robot that looks things up in the Ann Arbor District Library catalog. Technology used: Jose Nazario’s from Ann Arbor’s DuckyLib library to do the RSS parsing of the AADL’s catalog, and Perry Lorier’s confbot (from Wakaito, New Zealand) to handle all of the Google Jabber stuff.” Thanks Brian! Link. Don’t forget our MAKEbot contest is still going on!
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Thanks for the link. The bot is at firstname.lastname@example.org – it is up when my iBook is up which is to say not all the time. Brian Kerr has made a bunch of mods to the original confbot.py code, and I’m starting to work in an interface to the Ann Arbor District Library (Michigan) and Huddersfield (UK) REST interfaces to their catalogs.
More details & build notes on http://vielmetti.typepad.com/superpatron
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