Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Books in Space!

A small band of intrepid catalogers (benjclark, JBD1, 2wonderY, staffordcastle, and katya0133) did a mini-flash-mob catalog project this week that was out of this world … literally!*

Working from a list of books aboard the International Space Station in 2008, we were able to create a LibraryThing catalog for the space station’s leisure library (and since then we’ve been able to add some additional books from articles which mention books brought by visitors to the station). We’re definitely on the lookout for other books aboard the ISS (I even tweeted the station commander), so if you know of any, please let us know!

I have to say my favorite among the titles is Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days

* Sorry, I couldn’t help it.

Labels: flash mob, flash-mob cataloging


  1. Nicole says:

    What a great idea!!!

  2. Papalaz says:

    I was listening to the radio the other day and heard Annie Proulx bemoaning how badly she had catalogued her book collection and how she wished she had employed a librarian. LT should flash mob her collection.

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