Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Thing 11: A thing about LibraryThing

Are you a book lover or cataloger at heart? Or do you enjoy finding lost and forgotten gems on the shelf to read? Then LibraryThing may be just the tool for you. Developed for booklovers, this online tool not only allows you to easily create an online catalog of your own it also connects you to other people who have similar libraries and reading tastes. Add a book to your catalog by just entering the title -- It’s so easy that you don’t even need MARC record training to do it – or connect with other users through your similar reading tastes. There are lots of ways to use LibraryThing. You can even view your books on a virtual shelf, add a widget (see sidebar for sample) to display titles that are in your catalog or install a LT Search box on your blog.

So why not join the ranks and create your own library online. With over 65,000 registered (BTW: LibraryThing also has group forum for librarians users and over 9 million cataloged books, you're bound to discover something new.

Discovery Resources:

Discovery Exercise:

  1. Take a look around LibraryThing and create an account.

  2. Add a least 5 books to your library.

  3. Blog about your findings and be sure to link to your LibraryThing catalog.


Anonymous said...

Since you're slowing down now and don't project a finish date until mid April, will those who have already long finished or are close to finishing have to wait until then to receive their prize?

CH@LOV said...

I keep trying to copy the HTML code for the widget into my blog, but I keep getting an error message about the code when I do. Any suggestions about how to fix that? Thanks!

LCPL Learning 2.0 said...

Prizes will be handed out at the end of the program.

Anonymous said...

Since you said the prizes will be "handed out" at the end of the program rather than when individuals finish, does this mean we should expect some sort of jollification?