Thursday, September 14, 2006

LibraryThing and My Blog Play Well Together

I'm trying an experiment with LibraryThing. This social networking site lets you create a catalog of your books and then connects you with others who have the same books. You can see what's in their catalogs and get recommendations for similar books.

I've placed a widget on the right side of the page that pulls random books from my catalog. You can also search my LibraryThing catalog.

This might be a way to add new books to my library's web site. Thanks to Steve Cohen's Library Stuff blog for mentioning that the Shenandoah Library is trying this. They made a LibraryThing account and are using a LibraryThing widget to pull new book titles and post them as an RSS feed.

1 Comments:

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Tehy're now using the LibraryThing widget along with several other libraries in IA. Details @ http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/2006/09/librarything-your-library-update.html

 

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