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LibraryThing: It's Your Thing! Martin R. Kalfatovic. Smithsonian Institution Libraries Brown Bag Talk. 11 July 2008. Washington, DC

LibraryThing: It's Your Thing! Martin R. Kalfatovic. Smithsonian Institution Libraries Brown Bag Talk. 11 July 2008. Washington, DC

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  • 1. LibraryThing: It's Your Thing!
  • 2. LibraryThing: Stats
    • Founder: Tim Spaulding
    • Founded in August 2005
    • Members 446,561
    • Books cataloged 28,961,131
    • Tags added 37,470,558
    • Unique works 3,418,434
  • 3. LibraryThing: Stats
    • Total reviews 449,450
    • Works reviewed 214,561
    • Ratings 4,453,815
    • User-contributed covers 953,944
    • Author photos 23,564
    • User groups 3,987
    • Forum messages 684,194
  • 4. But Just What Is It? LibraryThing holds about the same relation to Amazon that a brick-and-mortar library holds to your local brick-and-mortar bookstore. Amazon tries to get you to pad your shopping cart at every turn by pointing out related items, add-ons, and discounts; LibraryThing is more concerned with building a book community where people with similar tastes can connect. - David Louis Edelman's Blog It's Facebook for Book Freaks ... look out all you book freeks and fiends here it is, the site that will consume your reading hearts." - Lunch Break Matinee
  • 5. Libraries and LibraryThing
    • 51 libraries around the world are currently using LibraryThing
    • How? Integration into their OPACs
    • http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/
  • 6. Let's Take a Tour!