Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More on our LibraryThing catalog

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we have created an online catalog of our circulating collection on the LibraryThing network.

Here's a brief update: Due the diligent work and mad trouble-shooting skills of our intern, Alexis, we now have 156 books listed in our online catalog. The catalog is searchable, and most records contain basic information about the book (title, author, publisher etc. ) as well as an image of the cover, and links to other LibraryThing members that own the book (anyone can create a LibraryThing account and catalog their personal collection.)

Its pretty easy to enter records, as you just provide the ISBN or title, and the database finds a matching record. That said, not all the records are perfect, and since we didn't enter all the data ourselves, their may be some inconsistencies. For example, the Entrepreneur start-up guide records all look a little different. With that in mind, we'll try to "tag" records, to pull together similar items.

So please check out this new resource, and bear with us as we add and update our records.

View the catalog here.

View our profile here.

P.S. The above image is a portion of a tag mirror for our collection. Learn how it works and see the whole thing here. Neat!

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