Email and/or RSS alerts before items are due
Email and/or RSS alerts on overdues and holds
Consolidated list of yours or your family's library loans and holds
Cellphone text message alerts for holds (US and Canada)
Real-time checking by browser
But I don't like the idea of opening of my private information to strangers so I've never used it. Plus I stumbled upon something on bloglines while looking for Oklahoma library news...that some folks who use the RSS feature may not fully realize...
Surely this is just a fluke and I wouldn't be able to see anything additional... so I clicked the preview option
Personally I don't view this as a good thing (of course considering my last post I may have residual paranoia) And it could still just a fluke -- so I searched by Library Elf URL and found...3,520 posts on bloglines.
Do these users realize they are sharing so much information? Do they care? I find it rather disturbing. But to Library Elf's credit -- they do have a disclaimer in their FAQ
It is important to note that if you use public RSS aggregators (e.g. Bloglines, Feedster, Rojo, etc.) you should be aware that some of these services may allow other users to read your RSS feeds. This means that putting a private RSS feed in a public aggregator could mean that others will be able to read your feed information.Even with it listed twice...do the users understand? You may want to make sure your patrons who use Library Elf understand.
Important Reminder: keep in mind RSS feeds are not without risks. Some public RSS aggregators may allow other users to read your RSS feeds -- even if you have set your profile to "private". If you have questions about your RSS software, please contact your RSS feed service provider.