Edmonton Public Library wrote a Cold Fusion app to allow this - go here:

Click on the second record (the book version), then click "Write a review"
in the box on the right. They've kept it dead simple; I imagine it wouldn't
be hard to adapt a threaded-discussion package to add the extra features you


Peter Binkley
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University of Alberta Libraries
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Ostrowsky [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 12:03 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] ILS component for book reviews?
> Is anyone aware of software that has been developed for
> allowing people to make comments about a book?  I imagine it
> would have user accounts and anonymous participation,
> moderation/administration against trolls, etc.  And if it's
> designed anywhere near properly, it would be pretty easy to
> add as part of a web-based catalog.  (I use Dynix's HIP, but
> my dream software would be vendor-neutral.)
> Ben