Social Cataloging

July 6th, 2009

Social networking meets your personal library with free applications that enable you to document the contents of your personal library (drawing descriptive information from libraries and booksellers).

Organize your “shelves” to indicate what you are reading and plan to read next, browse the personal libraries of those who may have titles in common with you, rate books, write reviews, and share recommendations with friends in group forums.

Several library staff members, who are avid users, have developed a chart comparing the features of four popular products: LibraryThing, Shelfari, Book Army, and GoodReads.

Check them out today!