Personal Library Tools for Librarians

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As presented for NEFLIN on Jan 26, 2010.

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<ul><li>1.Personal Library Tools for LibrariansPresentedby:NicoleC.Engardnengard@gmail.com h9p://www.librarything.com/catalog/nengard </li></ul> <p>2. Outline Whatisapersonallibrarytool? DoIneedtouseapersonallibrarytool? WhataremyopBonsformybookcollecBon? LibraryThing.com GoodReads.com Shelfari.com GoogleMyLibrary HowdoIchoose? FurtherReading 3. Personal Library Tools are Awayto catalogyourcollecBon shareyourcollecBon ndrecommendaBons connectwithfellowreaders Socialnetworkingforbooklovers(oranycollecBonlover) 4. Do I need one? Ifyou: Lendalotofbooks Findyourselfbuyingbooksyoualreadyown Lovetokeepthingsorganized Areacatalogeratheart OrjustlikesharinginformaBononline Thenapersonallibrarytoolisforyou 5. What are my options? 6. LibraryThing Pullsdatafromlibraries&amp;Amazon Allowsyoutocatalogbooks Addcommonknowledgedata(authors,seWngs,importantpeople,etc) SortdataintocollecBons Markitemsreadornotread Signupforfreebooks! Freeforupto200books-$25/lifeBmefor200+ 7. LibraryThing LibraryThing,stayingtruetoitsname,hasviewedlibrariesandlibrariansaskeyusersofitsservicesandanimportantmarketfortheirproduct.Amongthefourfeaturedsites,LibraryThinghastheonlylibrarianonstawhocarriesanMLISdegree.Popularamongsmalllibraries,LibraryThingencouragescatalogingandevenpromotesaninexpensivescannercalledCueCatwhichspeedsupthecatalogingprocess.Onlinerewards,knownasbadges,areawardedtouserswhocontributetothebibliographicproducBonofLibraryThing.Sco9Jeries.2008.Socialcatalogingtools:acomparisonandapplicaBonfor librarians.LibraryHiTechNews,November30,1-4. 8. LibraryThing Takealook: www.librarything.com Createanaccount Updateyourprole Addbooks Addcommonknowledge Findfriends EarlyReviewers JoinGroups 9. GoodReads PullsdatafromAmazon Allowsyoutocatalogyourbooks Markitemsread,wishlist,toread Tagitems Addreviews&amp;raBngs Sortbooksintoshelves/categories Freeforanynumberofbooks 10. GoodReads GoodreadsdesignissimpleyetincludessomeadverBsementsontherecordofthebooksthemselves.Theyhavewiselyplacedtheadsonthefarrightofthescreensoastonotoverwhelmtheuserastheymovelehtorightacrossthepage.Whenavailable,alinktoaGoogleBookSearchpreviewisimbeddedinthebookdisplay.Also,Goodreadsencouragesreviewsandcommentsbyprominentlydisplayingpreviouscommentsfromotherusers.Sco9Jeries.2008.Socialcatalogingtools:acomparisonandapplicaBonfor librarians.LibraryHiTechNews,November30,1-4. 11. GoodReads Takealook www.goodreads.com Createanaccount Addbooks FindFriends FindaGroup 12. Shelfari OwnedbyAmazon DataobviouslypulledfromAmazon Allowsyoutocatalogyourbooks Markitemsread,wishlist,toread Tagitems Addreviews&amp;raBngs Freeforanynumberofbooks 13. Shelfari ThedisBncBvefeatureforShelfariisitsvisualshelfdisplaythatplacestheimageofanaddedbookonavirtualshelf.WhencreaBngacollecBon,theuserispushedbythegraphicinterfacetosortitemsintothreecategoriestoread,readingandhaveread.TheprocesscreatesalargeamountofclickingaroundfromonecollecBontotheotherandtheusercannotalwaysviewanenBrecollecBonveryeasily.Sco9Jeries.2008.Socialcatalogingtools:acomparisonandapplicaBonforlibrarians.LibraryHiTechNews,November30,1-4. 14. Shelfari Takealook www.shelfari.com Addanaccount Addbooks Updateprole FindFriends FindaGroup 15. Google MyLibrary PullsdatafromGoogleBooks Providesinsidethebookpreviewifavailable Addnotesandlabels(tags) Addreviews&amp;raBngs Freeforanynumberofbooks 16. Google MyLibrary Takealook h9p://books.google.com ClickMyLibraryinthetopright(ifyouhaveaGoogle account) SignupforaGoogleAccountifyoudonthaveone Addbooks Addtags Addreviews 17. More to Learn Sco9Jeries.2008.Socialcatalogingtools:acomparisonandapplicaBonforlibrarians.LibraryHiTechNews,November30,1-4. ArBclesaboutLibraryThing(toomanytocite):h9p://www.librarything.com/press/#6 Arrington,Michael.2007.GoodreadsRaisesAngelRoundToHelpYouFindThatPerfectBook.TechCrunch.December17.h9p://bit.ly/oJTAr. Darcangelo,Vince.2008.Hyperliterate:Localreadersandwritersreapingtherewardsofbook-themedsocialnetworkingsites-BoulderDailyCamera.BoulderDailyCamera.December18.h9p://bit.ly/4M86sf. 18. Personal Library Tools for Librarians ThankYouNicoleC.Engardnengard@gmail.com h9p://www.librarything.com/catalog/nengard </p>

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