Ok, so Librarything wasn’t on Oxford’s list, but after readig the posts of several of my classmates about Librarything, I just had to try it. I am the Jedi_Librarian there and have 85 books cataloged.
It was easy to sign up. All you had to do was create a username and password, no e-mail requied and no verifying of anything. Then I clicked on add books and began searching. But that’s where I hit a little snag. When I clicked on a book from the list that came up after doing a search another screen came up and I just ignored it. When I went back to look at my list, nothing had been added. So I searched again and this time paid more attention to what that screen said. It wanted to know where to get the information on the book, so I just selected amazon.com and Viola! It took me a few sessions to get everything added since I kept forgetting about books I had that aren’t doubled up on the one shelf I have. A neat feature is that librarythig will tell you how many other people have a the books you have. It’s really cool to be able to see just what you have in common with your co-workes or classmates.
I really need a bookcase. I really thing Librarything is awesome. It’s a great way for librarians and book lovers everywhere to catalog their personal collections and network with people who share the love of the same books.