Archive for June, 2018

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Five million more Library of Congress records


We’ve recently imported 5,148,400 new records from the Library of Congress into OverCat, LibraryThing’s data repository. This brings the total number of records in OverCat to nearly 78 million! That’s 78 million high-quality library (MARC) records you can use in cataloging on LibraryThing.

This new dataset was produced by the Library of Congress from records in the 2014 Retrospective file sets—the most recent currently available. The Library of Congress provides these MARC records as part of its MARC Open Access program. Although LibraryThing adds MARC records to Overcat as members search for them, this is our first mass update from Library of Congress data since OverCat debuted in 2010.

Thanks to developer CCatalfo‘s efforts to make this happen. Notice anything different in OverCat? Join the discussion and tell us about it on Talk.

Further reading

Labels: cataloging, library of congress

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

June 2018 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the June 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 99 titles, and a grand total of 3,645 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

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The deadline to request a copy is Monday, June 25th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Candlewick Press First Steps Publishing Tundra Books
Penguin Teen Canada William Morrow Revell
ClydeBank Media Unsolicited Press World Weaver Press
Hawaiian Heritage Press Black Rose Writing Tule Publishing
Timber Press Sparkling Books Orca Book Publishers
Oneworld Publications Common Deer Press CarTech Books
Apex Publications Random House HighBridge Audio
Tantor Media Amberjack Publishing Yali Books
Marble City Publishing Prufrock Press Flyaway Books
Two Umbrellas Meerkat Press Cloud Lodge Books
Velvet Morning Press BookViewCafe Ballantine Books
Harper Perennial City Owl Press Poolbeg Press
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Bellevue Literary Press Dreamspinner Press
Mirror World Publishing Three Rooms Press BHC Press
Elewyn Publishing Chronicle Books Story Spring Publishing, LLC

Labels: early reviewers, LTER