Amazon.co.uk Greasemonkey script

This Greasemonkey script (based on Carrick Mundell‘s script) for the Firefox web browser adds details of (and links to) our library holdings to the Amazon.co.uk site:

To use the script, you’ll need to do the following:

1) Make sure you have the latest version of Firefox installed

2) Go to http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/ and install the Greasemonkey extension

3) Close down all your Firefox browser windows and restart it

4) You should now see a little smiling Greasemonkey at the bottom right hand corner of the browser

5) Now go to http://webcat.hud.ac.uk/firefox/, click on the hudamazon.user.js script, and then click on the “Install” button.

6) Now go to Amazon.co.uk and search for some books!

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For reference, here are the various messages that might appear:

1) Available…
Copies of the item are available.

2) Available in electronic format…
Access is available to an electronic version of the item.

3) Due back…
The item is currently on loan.

4) Other editions of this title are available…
We don’t have this specific edition of the item, but we do have others – click on the link to show them all.

5) ISBN not found…
The Amazon ISBN doesn’t match anything on our catalogue, but you can click on the link to start a title keyword search.

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34 comments
  1. Dave, this and other stuff you’ve been working with is fascinating. I’ve been trying today to modify your script to do the same for Amazon (US) and can’t get it to work. It works fine using my local catalog and pointing to Amazon (UK). What am I missing?

  2. Davey P said:

    Hi Steve

    I had to make quite a few changes (especially in the “insertLink” section) to make it work with the UK site.

    Probably the easiest thing to do is to compare it with Carrick’s original script (which is designed for the US site) to see what’s different.

    Hope that helps!

  3. Thanks to Lorcan Dempsey for spotting the script is broken (due to a change in the the Amazon UK HTML).

    I’ve fixed the script and a new version is available here.

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