Thursday, January 14th, 2010

LibraryThing at ALA Midwinter


We’re at ALA Midwinter in Boston this weekend—come by and talk to us! We’re in booth 1208 (look for the rhinos).

We’ll be showing off LibraryThing for Libraries—reviews, tags, recommendations and some big new features.

New features

  • Shelf Browse for your OPAC. It shows your covers on a virtual “shelf” for browsing—just as you would do in the physical library. Shelf Browse lets you see where a book sits on your actual shelves, and what’s near it.
  • Library Anywhere: A mobile catalog for everyone. Library Anywhere gives you a web version of your OPAC optimized for cell phones, as well as native applications for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. It requires no installation, and will be cheap.
  • Scoping for Consortia. LTFL now has improved consortium support which allows for “scoping”—patrons searching within a scoped location will only see, for example, LTFL recommending books that are held at that location.

This is just a quick overview, we’ll blog each of these in much more depth in a few days, stay tuned for more details and screenshots. Or just stop by the booth and we’ll show everything to you in action.

Party
Saturday after the show, come have some baked brie and talk books and libraries with us.

  • Saturday the 16th, 5:30-8pm at The Green Dragon Tavern.

Appetizers, drinks, and good conversation. Details in this blog post. We’ll also have little cards with directions at the booth.

Free exhibit passes
If you just want to go to the exhibit hall (no sessions), you can get a free pass here.

Labels: ala, ALAmw2010, librarything for libraries, ltfl

2 Comments:

  1. Ann says:

    Wish I had thought to seek you out at ALA! I love LT, and would like it to interface with FaceBook the way a couple other (unnamed) reading sites do. You know, so there could just be a quick post "Ann is reading….in LibraryThing" and then a link to my collection. Any chance of this? Or is it already possible and I just don't know it???

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