Week 6 - Library thing

Are you 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 book lovers, this online tool not only allows you to easily create an online catalogue of your own it also connects you to other people who have similar libraries and reading tastes.

Add a book to your catalogue by just entering the title.

There are lots of ways to use LibraryThing. You can even view your books on a virtual shelf, add a widget to display titles that are in your catalogue 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 4.7 million catalogued books, you're bound to discover something new)

Discovery Resources:
Library Thing tour
LibraryThing blog (updates & news)

Discovery Exercise:
1.Take a look around LibraryThing and create an account.
2.Add a least 5 books to your library.
3.Add a review about a book.
4.Blog about your findings and be sure to link to your LibraryThing catalogue.

1 comment:

  1. I quite like Library Thing, and am certainly pleased to have got to know it. I like it as a way to record thoughts and quotes from favourite books, and to remember books that I’ve borrowed and returned, and I love that I can scan and add a book cover myself. I’m a little nervous about putting loads of stuff on the site and then someday finding that the whole lot has disappeared. So far I haven’t been sharing my library, but I do think that in time I’ll share with friends.


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