May 29, 2022

LibraryThing’s OverCat Now Includes All 12.3 Million Open Access Bibliographic Records from the Harvard Library

That’s the word in a recent post on the LibraryThing Blog. Big Kudos to LT! From the Blog Post: It took a while to process, but we’ve finally completed adding all 12.3 million MARC records (3.1GB of bibliographic goodness!) to LibraryThing. They’ve gone into OverCat, our giant index of library records from around the world—now […]

Info Industry Update: News from Library Anywhere, LibraryThing, EBSCO, and IEEE

1. Library Anywhere Adds QR Codes Superb idea Tim! 2. New on LibraryThing: “What Should You Borrow” Recommendation  Feature Cool Idea Tim! 3. EBSCO Publishing Increases Access to Retro Indexes from H.W. Wilson 4. New IEEE Web Portal Provides Access to the Latest Developments in Life Sciences

From Galleycat: "Top 20 Facebook Apps for Book Lovers" + LibraryThing on Facebook

Here’s a new list compiled by Jason Boog,  the editor of GalleyCat, of the most popular Facebook apps for book loves. The rankings come from the the number of monthly active users for each Facebook app. 1. Goodreads: Place where you see what your friends are reading. (150,734 monthly active users) 2. Visual Bookshelf: See what […]

A Mobile Interface to Library of Congress Catalog Now Available from LibraryAnywhere/LibraryThing

Many thanks to LibraryThing CEO and Lead Developer Tim Spalding and his team there is now a mobile friendly interface to search the Library of Congress catalog. While there are other mobile resources from LC*** this is the first mobile interface to the OPAC that we’ve heard about. A few week’s ago Spalding tweeted that […]

New from LibraryThing: Reading Levels (aka Lexile Measures) For Books in Their Database

A post on the LibraryThing Blog reports that the MetaMetrics’ Lexile Framework® for Reading, is now available for about 20% of the books in the LT database. For those who like numbers that’s 12,043,858 books (as of today). For example, here are books with Lexile measures from 580L-720L. The sliders that allow you to find […]