San Francisco librarian Michelle Zaffino is hoping to raise a little over $7,000 to build a librarian book recommendation app.
The idea came out of a Zaffino’s In the Stacks video book review channel, a college project in which she regularly posted video book reviews. Check it out:
I started doing video book reviews in graduate school — I’m now a librarian 🙂 — and my team and I would like to re-energize the project by creating an app. Since the average cost to build an app is $6453 (TechCrunch, January 2014) and the exhibitor cost at ALA’s mobile app pavilion is $800, $7253 is the minimum amount we aim to raise. Anything above that will go towards constructing the digital library database, front-end design for the website, and conference fees. Quality book reviews and book recommendations are now more important than ever. In the Stacks aggregates book recommendations from librarians around the world, giving users picks for their bookshelf based on preferences and expert data.
You can donate to the project at this link.