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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Our LibraryThing Hobby

We've said publicly that we don't plan to catalog our collection, and yet recently the temptations of LibraryThing have made this project a simpler and more enticing prospect than ever before. Starting with the contents of our bookshelves at home, we're now in the early stages of building a catalog using this interesting tool. Given the number of books in our collection the process could take years, so it's no immediate threat to our heartfelt belief in providing a counterpoint to the query-based model of access, at least regarding the analog library. But we're looking ahead to the possibility that LibraryThing will develop the capacity to link to digital books. If that happens it could function as a portal to the digital version of our library. -- MSP


Blogger Dan Wilson said...

I've been playing a bit with Library Thing myself. It's a wonderful way to indulge one's more obsessive compulsive side.

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