Got to enjoy working on a new project this spring, representing my first experience with XML and XSL. We're using Python's RSS generating functions to convert tab delimited data to an RSS feed. This is styled into a web page with XSL/CSS/jQuery, referencing an external image library to fill the page with book covers. Check it out at http://libraries.mercer.edu/tarver/collections/new-books-tarver.
When a book cover isn't available, a PHP script takes a base dummy book cover image and writes the title on it. Now you can browse our new books without entering the building!