LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. LibraryThing is often described as "Facebook for books." You can check out other people's libraries, see who has the most similar library to yours, swap reading suggestions and so forth. LibraryThing also makes book recommendations based on the collective intelligence of the other libraries.
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 10,000,000 members who have added more than 370,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in January 2007.
Shelfari’s members:Build virtual bookshelves to express themselves to their friends and to the worldDiscover books that are popular in their trusted circles of friendsInfluence peers by rating and discussing books onlineDiscover and learn from people with similar reading tastesParticipate in online book groups to further explore literature and share ideasInteract with and learn from authors
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GEEK THE GUIDE: INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USERESEARCH GUIDES KRISTINA DEVOETEMPLE UNIVERSITY The Mechanical Man, 1936. Temple University Libraries
GUIDE OPTIONS | GUIDE TOPICS | GUIDE TOOLS | BEST PRACTICES & DISCUSSION |FUTURE DIRECTIONS Long Island Sound, 1947. Temple University Libraries
TOPICS GENERATED DURING ACTIVITY- “ART GALLERY” - INFORMATION FOR THE • ART SHOWING IN YOUR LIBRARY COLLEGE-BOUND • ARTISTS/CURRENT EXHIBITS - CAREER SOURCES- WHAT A LIBRARY CARD CAN DO FOR YOU - ESL SOURCES- “HOW TOs” - COPYRIGHT • HOW TO…DOWNLOAD BOOKS - STAFF/INTERNAL USE- NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS - PLAGIARISM • USING TURNITIN- EDUCATION (PUBLIC LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT) - MOBILE DEVICES • ADULT EDUCATION • BEST PRACTICES • HIGH SCHOOL - LIBGUIDE AS COURSE CMS- READERS‟ ADVISORY - „SO YOU‟RE WRITING A TERM- LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY PAPER‟ • VETTING YOUR SOURCES- EXPLAINING PRIMARYSOURCES
AVAILABLE TOOLSWoman testing air pressure on railroad cars, 1917. Temple University Libraries
IT‟S “NOT WHAT SPECIFIC TOOL IS BEING USED BUT HOW IT‟S USED TO RECONCEPTUALIZE SUBJECT GUIDES AS DYNAMIC AND FREQUENTLY UPDATED CONTENT.” - DONA EKART, “TECH TIPS FOR EVERY LIBRARIAN,” COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES, APRIL 2009
BEST PRACTICESDen mothers try their hand at juggling, 1966. Temple University Libraries
DESIGNING YOUR GUIDES Man works on a fireback design, 1981. Temple University Libraries
- PLAN ON TRAINING AS NEEDED- KNOW WHO WILL BE CREATING WHAT GUIDE(S)- HAVE A GOAL AND INTENDED AUDIENCE FOR GUIDES- CONSIDER GUIDE NAMING CONVENTIONS FOR CONSISTENCY- CONSIDER GUIDE ARCHITECTURE- CONDISER WRITING STYLES & WEB READING HABITS- CONSIDER CREATING A TEMPLATE GUIDE CONTAINING CONTENT BOXES WHICH CAN BE REPURPOSED AS NEEDED
MARKETING YOUR GUIDES Everett Johnson eats a fiery lunch, 1977. Temple University Libraries
- MAKE GUIDES AVAILABLE AT POINT OF NEED - EXAMPLES: CMS/LMS (BLACKBOARD, MOODLE), URL IN COURSE SYLLABI- USE GUIDES CONSISTENTLY IN LIBRARY INSTRUCTION, REFERENCE TRANSCATIONS, ETC.- ESTABLISH SYNERGY WITH YOUR OTHER SOCIAL SITES - FEATURE ON BLOGS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC.- CONSIDER FEATURING A FEW ROTATING GUIDES ON YOUR LIBRARY WEBSITE
ASSESSING YOUR GUIDES Whitman’s Chocolates laboratory, 1950. Temple University Libraries
- MONITOR GUIDE USAGE STATISTICS AS WELL AS COMMENTS, TAGS, RATINGS, ETC.- MAINTAIN AN INVENTORY OF GUIDES, NOTING WHEN THEY ARE REGULARLY UPDATED- CREATE A POLICY FOR ADDING, DELETING, & SUPPRESSING GUIDES- CONSIDER FORMING A GROUP TO CONDUCT REGULAR USABILITY STUDIES ON GUIDES- SHARE ASSESMENT WITH VESTED PARTIES - ADMINISTRATORS, SYSTEM DEPARTMENTS, REFERENCE TEAMS, ETC.
FUTURE DIRECTIONSGeneral Electric unveils model of space ferry, 1964 . Temple University Libraries
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