Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Books your can borrow: our new LibraryThing catalog

If you look to the right-hand side of this screen, you just might see a new feature we've added. There's a widget here that links to our new LibraryThing collection. LibraryThing is an online community that allows members to catalog their own book collections. You simply enter the title, or ISBN etc., and it finds the appropriate catalog record for your book, links you to others who own the same book, and can also make book recommendations and provide other user-advisory-type services.

A user can enter up to 200 books for free. As our circulating collection isn't particularly large, we thought we'd give it a try. So, check out our library collection. The goal is to include all of our circulating books from this decade, but its a work in progress. Still, take a look, use the search feature, and if you find something you're interested in, send us an email and we'll send it your way.

2 comments:

barbarina said...

I see you are using LibraryThing to keep track of the books you own. Does it keep track of books that are signed out to people?

Roger Owen Green said...

Not with the free version. We use Library World for that.