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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Automating library books

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Emily Boyd

Library book automation? Yup, nkirsch has come up with a brilliant way to keep track of library books using Remember The Milk and a little bit of code:

Bob gets his nose stuck in a library book

I use RTM, the API, and a Python script to crawl my local library's RSS feed. I automatically find books that have been checked out and their due date and create RTM tasks for each item (marked with the library location and a tag for book). When I return the book, it automatically marks the task as complete.

I no longer have to worry about keeping track of when books are due – RTM takes care of it all for me!

Thanks for sharing this tip, nkirsch! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)

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