The Newman Library at Virginia Tech released LibX, an easy-to-configure browser extension that brings together previously disparate toolbars, extensions, and scripts for searching library catalogs, embedding links to library materials in Amazon and other web pages, and various other goodies. In about half an hour, without any special inside information beyond a little detective work to suss out the URLs for various services, I was able to create a toolbar for the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, where I’m a student.
You can install my Pitt library toolbar by clicking this link. (Support for the “Reload this page using SSL VPN” and “Follow this link using SSL VPN” features for off-campus access is limited, since our system isn’t exactly supported.) If you find any problems, please let me know.
Learn how to make your own LibX toobar on the LibX site.