Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Week #8 Thing #19

I have been exploring Library thing. It is very interesting. I had hoped it would also have a Dewey Classification tool. I didn't find it..YET. If someone has discovered this tool, I would love to know. I added about 14-16 books to my personal library. It is simple to do and allows tags, ratings, and reviews. this may be a good place to to research reader advisory queries. The tags seem to offer a lot of possibilities if the person adding the book gives a variety of tags to each book. the historical novels by G. A. Henty were part of the listings, but not so very popular. some oh his books do not show publication dates. Some were guesses from other copies listed. There were quite a few of the Gerald Lund series. I realize that I did not label some of the "Work and the Glory " series in the same fashion as others and they do not show up as shared. I checked out the groups. There were none for my books. I did find some groups that were found by indicating related tags. there is still much to learn about the site. I followed up a few links from some of the groups I explored and discovered quite a bit about bloggers and the depth to which they might go and how much they reveal of themselves. I discovered quite a few links to valuable, useless, and unique web sites on some of the blogs.

My library list can be found at the above link or here: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/dejongster

For the curriculum connection, I have no class since it is summer. I will attempt to input and catalog more of my library as I get time.

1 comment:

bibliofan said...

As far as I know, LibraryThing is just a listmaker. More for your average guy than for a Librarian. There isn't anyplace for a description of the book either. That's why I am not as faithful to it as I might be.