Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Library Elf RSS Feeds & Bloglines

We know a number of our patrons have signed up for Library Elf.

Recently there has been a discovery that users who subscribe to Library Elf and add the RSS feed to a Bloglines account are (possibly unknowingly) making their email address, list of items checked out and list of items on hold available to anyone doing a Bloglines search.
[Note: Bloglines was stated in all the examples, but this may extend to other web-based RSS aggregators.]

Users who choose to have their Library Elf information delivered via email are not affected by this.

Library Elf has updated their Frequently Asked Questions with this information about your privacy.

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