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Week #8 Thing #19 July 31, 2009

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So Library Thing is fantastic! I’m loving it! I sat here at 10:56 pm and was able to add 36 books that I remembered off the top of my head. I’ve been keeping track of all the books I read since the summer of 2000. So I’m very excited to add more books to this very soon. I haven’t started writing reviews for any of my books yet, but that is my next step. It’s also fun to read what others think about my books.

The whole concept of TAGS is interesting. I haven’t added tags yet, but again, that’s my next step. It’s interesting because it’s in a way, dare I say, stepping in our cataloging shoes. Out of all the online tools I’ve been learning so far during this tutorial, the whole tagging concept has pleased and baffled me all at the same time.

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3 Responses to “Week #8 Thing #19”

  1. Happy Trails Says:

    Library Thing was my favorite “Thing” in Library 2.0. I actually opend two accounts. One as a school librarian where I keep lists of books I’ve read to book talk and blog about at school. I included a link to Library Thing on my blog as a gadget so random books that I’ve read appear on the right of my blog. I use the covers for my book blog (copied from my Library Thing list).Then I have another one where I keep my personal book record. I haven’t rated books yet either but I have used the suggest a book feature. I do get an update monthly e-mail from Library Thing too. Did you know you can even join on-line book clubs with them to read a book and discuss it with a group from all over. It’s an amazing 2.0 tool!

  2. Happy Trails Says:

    Sheldon Librarian, you are almost finished with the 2.0 course. I’m really proud of you. Keep up the good work. I look forward to touching bases with you next week to hear more about your experience and pick your brain to see how you plan to implement what you’ve learned. Only four more things to go!

  3. JackieS Says:

    Have you thought about creating a LibraryThing especially for your students? Do you have a student book club or English class that might want to start a school LibraryThing, then have them invite others to add their recommended books?

    You could suggest a few key tags like: fact (non fiction), fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, key Dewey classifications, etc.

    Enjoy.


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