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LibraryThing: Libraries of Early America

As someone who worked as a cataloger for special collections – and cataloged the entire library of an important figure in the college’s history – this new project from LibraryThing sounds pretty darn awesome!! Have you ever wondered what books Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had in their personal libraries? How about 18th-century Virginia musician Cuthbert Ogle, or four generations of Mather family members? Or the most active  [ Read More ]

SantaThing is so cool!

Somehow I missed this last year, but LibraryThing has announced its second annual SantaThing event!. SantaThing is Secret Santa for LibraryThing members. The idea is simple. Pay $25. You play Santa to a random LibraryThing member, and find them up $20 worth of books, based on their library or a short description. Someone else does the same to you. LibraryThing orders the books and pays the shipping, so no addresses  [ Read More ]

My delicious bookmarks for 2008-12-07

Where is Your Username registered ‡ collaborative sharing and editing of recordsLibLime is developing a new open platform for sharing bibliographic records as part of its forthcoming ‡ project (now in beta at As part of this platform, LibLime is making available bibliographic records via several protocols: z39.50 and SRU for starters, eventually via a REST protocol and OAI-PMH. More of my links

Now this is the kind of sale that I love!! Stock up on your library related titles at Information Today during their holiday sale: 40% Off All In-Stock Books When You Order Online! The discount is good on an unlimited number of orders placed during the sale period—and with more than 150 titles available on our websites, there’s something for everyone. I’m off to browse around Thanks Rachel for pointing  [ Read More ]

The Tech Static Launches!

A great new site for library techies (and other librarians too) has launched!! This from the press release: The Tech Static, a new collection development resource for technology titles, published its inaugural issue today. The need for such a resource became apparent when October 15 marked the last installment of Library Journal’s “Computer Media” review column, which The Tech Static’s creator, Rachel Singer Gordon, had been writing since 2002. This  [ Read More ]

Reviews by LibraryThing

I mentioned that I was waiting to hear more from Tim about the LibraryThing Reviews for your library catalog. Well, Tim has finally posted about it – and it’s even more awesome than I thought. Tim compares the LibraryThing service to ChiliFresh and shows that LibraryThing is going to give you a far superior number of reviews for popular titles: Pulitzer Prize winners Chilifresh LibraryThing 2008 The Brief Wondrous Life  [ Read More ]

Reviews from LibraryThing

I love LibraryThing (and the staff at LibraryThing). They come up with the best tools (aside from the tools from the LibLime developers hehe). Anyway, I just got a sneak peak of ‘Reviews at my Library’ from LibraryThing after reading a short post at the Thingology blog. We’ll be at Internet Librarian in Monterey, CA, Monday-Wednesday. We’re at booth 316, in the boonies, I think. We’ll be showing off LibraryThing  [ Read More ]

Review: On the Move with the Mobile Web

I have to start this review with a disclaimer. I have a plain old cell phone with no data plan That said – I’m thinking of trying to pay off my debt faster so that I can upgrade my phone and get a data plan because of this technology report by Ellyssa Kroski. On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies by Ellyssa Kroski is a quick  [ Read More ]

Free Book Covers from LibraryThing

Wow! LibraryThing is full of awesome announcements lately!! A few days ago, just before hitting thirty million books, we hit one million user-uploaded covers. So, we’ve decided to give them away—to libraries, to bookstores, to everyone. Learn how to get the covers and integrate them into your websites, opacs, etc. Technorati Tags: librarything

LibraryThing is Huge!!

Awesome news from Tim: LibraryThing has hit 30,000,000 books cataloged! We also recently hit 1,000,000 user-uploaded covers and 500,000 pieces of Common Knowledge data.* Tags stand just shy of 39 million. Thirty million—more specifically 30,011,748—was the number of books in the Library of Congress, the largest “real” library in the world. Whenever I have some down time and I don’t know what to do, I go into LibraryThing and contribute  [ Read More ]

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