Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Library Thing

The Wall Street Journal published a good overview of the web site

I've briefly looked at this web site in the past. It is a good example of "tagging" or folksonomies and how they work for organizing books (although I just read today that The Library Thing now also includes LC subject headings). I also think that the data TLT mines is interesting. I'm intrigued by the ability of the web site to reccomend books based on what you have in your library (much as Amazon does based on books you purchased). Could our ILSs ever do that? Would we want them too?

Anybody out there have a TLT account?


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