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QULOC Seminar: Social Software in Libraries, 10 October 2007 LibraryThing demonstration Kurt Vollmerhause Library Systems Officer What is LibraryThing? Social networking site for bibliophiles Hub for “social cataloguing” activities

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quloc seminar social software in libraries 10 october 2007 librarything demonstration

QULOC Seminar: Social Software in Libraries, 10 October 2007LibraryThing demonstration

Kurt Vollmerhause

Library Systems Officer

what is librarything
What is LibraryThing?
  • Social networking site for bibliophiles
  • Hub for “social cataloguing” activities
  • Union catalogue of member libraries (individuals, organizations)
  • Over 250,000 registered members
  • Over 18 million books added
  • Over 23 million tags applied
  • Web 2.0 service in evolution since August 2005
membership categories
Membership categories
  • Basic personal account: free; limited to 200 books
  • Paid personal (unlimited)
    • Annual: USD $10pa
    • Lifetime: $25 one-off cost
  • Not-for profit organisations: free to 200 books, USD$15 pa for collections of up to 5,000 items
  • For-profit organisations: free to 100 books, $30/year to 500 books, $50/year for up to 5,000 items

Correct as at 6 October 2007 – see current LibraryThing documentation

social networking features
Social networking features

Boyd’s three basic characteristics of social networking sites

  • Profile
  • Traversable, publicly articulated social network
  • Semi-persistent public comments

Cited in Mason and Rennie 2007, 198

Notable features in LibraryThing

  • RSS feeds: subscribe to recently added books, reviews, others’ reviews
  • Connections news: displays changes faceted by network type (e.g. friends)
  • “Also on” listings – membership of other social networking services
librarything basics
LibraryThing basics
  • Live demo - adding a book - 1, 2
  • Assigning tags
  • Catalog view
  • Book information pages
  • Social information pages
  • Author cloud (aggregate, individual)
  • Tag mashes (new feature) - example

Used with permission of John C. Ralston, under CC license

replacement for the opac
Replacement for the OPAC?
  • Not intended as replacement for OPAC
  • Support for non-monographic formats is limited
  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) NY - profile
  • Noble Neighbourhood Library –“visual browsing catalogue” for promotion of genre fiction collections, e.g. Horror - profile
  • Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg - profile, tag mirror
  • Church libraries in general are active among LT groups (Church Libraries example - shared library searching, forums available)
libraries using librarything widgets
Libraries using LibraryThing: widgets
  • Widget tool: generates pre-set JavaScript based code for display of dynamic content from LT - doco
  • Used by libraries to promote new titles, featured lists, etc.,on blogs or other web spaces
  • Search box code also available (for searching across group libraries, etc.)

Library homepage element

Examples

  • Pesky Library Blog - homepage, profile
  • FTPL Teen Corner - homepage, profile
  • Southwestern Community College Library - homepage, profile

As used in 3rd party Facebook app. (individual account)

librarything for libraries ltfl
LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL)
  • Web OPAC enhancement service
  • Commercial product, with some free elements (vendor info.)
  • Non-proprietary (cross-system)
  • Widgets - JavaScript code added to bib display or equivalent template
  • Features - Other editions and translations (free); Similar books; Tags and tag browser
  • To date: 12 libraries purchased or in testing, 23 million tags,18 million items

Picture by moqub, under CC license

ltfl sites
LTFL sites
  • Danbury Public Library
  • Bedford Public Library
  • Deschutes Public Library
  • Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland)
  • Claremont Colleges
  • Bowdoin College
  • Randolph County Public Library (Horizon – SirsiDynix site)
  • Richland County Public Library
  • Cal State University Channel Islands
  • San Francisco State University
  • Los Gatos Public Library
selected ltfl implementations
Selected LTFL implementations
  • Other edns and translations – e.g. King Leopold's ghost(Danbury)
  • Similar books – e.g. A walk in the woods (Deschutes)
  • Tags and tag browser:Cities of tomorrow (WIT) ; The first way of war (Bowdoin)

Planned enhancements

  • User reviews
  • User tagging
  • User ratings
questions
Questions?

k.vollmerhause@qut.edu.au

http://www.library.qut.edu.au/contacts/staff/k_vollmerhause.jsp

…or just visit LibraryThing and give it a go -

http://www.librarything.com/quickstart.php