11 March 2007

Using 'librarything' for book talks

This was posted on LM_NET today. I have been using Librarything to display sets of books for the students, but I really think this is a good one because we can both tag and store book talks, but we can also share with each other.

'I'm excited to share that LibraryThing
http://www.librarything.com/ has become a useful tool for me to catalog my book talks. I type the book talk in the comments field. I'm also able to tag a book according to the grade levels I would talk to about it. So, for example, if a teacher asks me to do book talks for her 6th grade classes, I can click on the tag cloud for 6th grade and see only those books. LibraryThing, which is free, provides many ways to customize and organize your collection (or book talks). If you'd like to get an idea of how this works, here is the link to the booktalks I have cataloged so far. I'm still in the process of entering them. http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=Davinna (Click on Display Style 'D' if you aren't seeing the Comments/book talks)'

(Davinna Artibey is TL at Denver Center for International StudiesDenver Public Schools, CO)

Enjoy. Jan


Judy O'Connell said...

The next step might be to see how to blend content enrichment from Unicorn with Library Thing - if only! This kind of Mashup is exactly what Singapore library has attempted through their use of BookJetty at http://www.bookjetty.com/. Clearly there are very interesting new ideas emerging in "Library 2.0". Did anyone try out Shelfari? (creating a virtual shelf to show off your books at http://www.shelfari.com)

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