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LibraryThing: It's Your Thing!
LibraryThing: Stats <ul><li>Founder: Tim Spaulding </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in August 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Members 446,...
LibraryThing: Stats <ul><li>Total reviews 449,450 </li></ul><ul><li>Works reviewed 214,561 </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings 4,453...
But Just What Is It? LibraryThing holds about the same relation to Amazon that a brick-and-mortar library holds to your lo...
Libraries and LibraryThing <ul><li>51 libraries around the world are currently using LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>How? I...
Let's Take a Tour!
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LibraryThing: It's Your Thing! Martin R. Kalfatovic. Smithsonian Institution Libraries Brown Bag Talk. 11 July 2008. Washington, DC

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  1. 1. LibraryThing: It's Your Thing!
  2. 2. LibraryThing: Stats <ul><li>Founder: Tim Spaulding </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in August 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Members 446,561 </li></ul><ul><li>Books cataloged 28,961,131 </li></ul><ul><li>Tags added 37,470,558 </li></ul><ul><li>Unique works 3,418,434 </li></ul>
  3. 3. LibraryThing: Stats <ul><li>Total reviews 449,450 </li></ul><ul><li>Works reviewed 214,561 </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings 4,453,815 </li></ul><ul><li>User-contributed covers 953,944 </li></ul><ul><li>Author photos 23,564 </li></ul><ul><li>User groups 3,987 </li></ul><ul><li>Forum messages 684,194 </li></ul>
  4. 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.&quot; - Lunch Break Matinee
  5. 5. Libraries and LibraryThing <ul><li>51 libraries around the world are currently using LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>How? Integration into their OPACs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Let's Take a Tour!
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