Reviews in the Library Catalog using WordPress

The University of Texas Libraries just launched a new reviews feature in our Library Catalog. We used WordPress to create a blog that stores all of the reviews. By using the TDO Mini Forms plugin for WordPress, we were able to provide a way for users to submit content to the blog. Each user-submitted posts goes through a moderation process where they are approved or rejected by someone at the library. Then, using a bit of Javascript and PHP, we were able to embed the reviews within an iframe in our library catalog. Click here for an example.

Hopefully our users will find this new feature to be a useful addition to the information provided in the catalog.