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library thing for prof devel day

  1. 1. www.librarything.com Lisa Oldham- Libraries Manager, Tasman District
  2. 2. <ul><li>Tim Spalding – web designer and bibliophile </li></ul><ul><li>Launched Library thing August 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Idea was from a programme he wrote-age 9 </li></ul><ul><li>He shared it with friends and had no expectation of the momentum it would gain. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tim Spalding –inventor and owner </li></ul><ul><li>Abby Blachley – Head Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>ABE books – investor – 40%-since May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Sonya Green-Library thing for Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Web 2- interactive application Web Based cataloguing For individuals For Groups For Libraries
  5. 5. Online Private Access Catalog Or... Online Public Access Catalog
  6. 8. <ul><li>LibraryThing uses Amazon.com and 680 libraries that provide open access to their collections with the Z39.50 protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Free account allows you to catalogue up to 200 books. ($25US – lifetime membership) </li></ul><ul><li>The 415,000 people are using Library Thing have added 27 million books! 34 Million tags assigned . </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Zeitgeist </li></ul><ul><li>FUN </li></ul><ul><li>Library Applications </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>User generated Subject Headings </li></ul><ul><li>Tag Cloud generated by complex algorithm to convey both frequency and salience of tags </li></ul><ul><li>Top 35 tags displayed for each work </li></ul><ul><li>one off tags are taken out of view by the algorithm- eliminating tags: “spare room”, “wardrobe” etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tag combining – done by users-who make WW2 and wwii into one tag </li></ul><ul><li>Not case sensitive - WWII and wwii are all counted together for counting purposes. </li></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>Books and reading – Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling – Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Fiction </li></ul>
  10. 22. <ul><li>http://www.moccany.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Randolph County Public Library — Horizon | example </li></ul><ul><li>Richland County Public Library — Horizon | example </li></ul><ul><li>Salt Lake County Library System — Horizon | example </li></ul><ul><li>Cal State University Channel Islands — Voyager | example </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco State University — WebPac Pro | example </li></ul><ul><li>Los Gatos Public Library — Horizon | example </li></ul><ul><li>East Brunswick Public Library — Horizon | example </li></ul>
  11. 25. Lianza –Top of the South Weekend School
  12. 26. <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>LAMP - Linux,Apache,MySQL,PHP </li></ul>

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