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Library 2.0 & Web 2.0 Overview




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What is LibraryThing?

  • Organize your books, catalog them, add descriptive tags.
  • Share your library with others.
  • Read reviews, explore book recommendations.
  • Great for Readers Advisory.
  • Create RSS feed of titles to put on your web & blog pages - new titles, subject based title lists and more.
  • Follow what others are reading and adding to their personal libraries.
  • Free account - add up to 200 books. $10 year - unlimited. $25 - lifetime membership!


Library Examples


More to Explore

  • Groups: Explore LibraryThing groups. There’s a group for librarians called “Librarians who LibraryThing”. Groups include discussions, so this is a good place to get some ideas for using LibraryThing in libraries.
  • Readers Advisory: Do you have a challenging readers advisory question? Try it here.
  • Start building a network: Find someone else who owns one of your favorite books. Check out their profile and see if you share any other books. Add them to your list of friends if you like.
  • See if you can find any of your friends and colleagues.
  • Widgets: Add a LibraryThing widget to your web page. Click on the Tools tab to find out how.
  • Explore Shelfari ( another book cataloging service.


For More Information on LibraryThing

Other Book Services



Example of a Widget from LibraryThing

  • You can place these on your blogs, wikis, web pages.
  • Provide the code to others who might want to put your content on their web pages.
  • Customizable by tags and more.



















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