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How does your library use LibraryThing?

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1rudyleon
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 10, 2009, 5:48pm

I've been spending time thinking about what kinds of books/what pieces of the collection to put into LibraryThing, and have decided that book collections that aren't brought together by call# or subject heading probably will work best and benefit the most, but that's just my assumption. How do you use LT?

2unihighlibrary
maaliskuu 17, 2009, 11:22am

At Uni High, we've put all of our graphic novels on LibraryThing. Because our library's collection is integrated with the university's, it's sometimes difficult to search our collection specifically. Since we'd like to promote our graphic novels and because students are often asking for them anyway, we're hoping that browsing for graphic novels online becomes much easier via LibraryThing. But we're still trying to figure out how to test this!

3delanylibrary
maaliskuu 26, 2009, 8:50pm

At Delany we have set it up for the L_TAG (Library teen advisory group, which includes a book club) to add books for everyone to share. It is a great place for students to learn about tagging, and we get to edit them from time to time.
Our main problem is that we 'lost' our collection a year or so back, and this is a re-start.
Tomorrow students will be adding to LibraryThing for our school Open Day.

4NNVHS
elokuu 17, 2010, 12:30pm

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society has been using LT since May. We recently moved our small collection of about 2000 items to a new Headquarters building. The catalog had never been on line before, and I opted to use LT for this purpose. Old call numbers were meaningless.

After slowly learning how LT works, we learned to simply use a special tag with a code, e.g., CRB for County Record Books and History. This way, we can do a search for books just within that category. The search can be further refined by searching "CRB, Westmoreland County" and so on. It's all about the tags you use.

So far, I am very pleased with LT. Once we get the core of our collection entered, it will "go viral" with a link from our web site directly to our catalog on LT.

It's the perfect solution for small libraries like ours.

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