Search Engines, Durable URLs, Discussions, And Library Catalogs

Readable, reliable, and hackable URLs are among my favorite things ever, and not just because Tom Coates says they’re cool. I like them because they make the internet work.

Anyway, I recently posted a couple stories at MaisonBisson about what happens when you build a library catalog with readable, reliable, and hackable URLs. The answer, in short, is that you open the catalog to discovery in web search engines, and you provide the framework for online discussions and community.

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