SCDD-rated website: Resources for librarians and catalogers

The Dewey Decimal Classification System is used in bibliotheology to catalog bibliographic material and, although in the web realm it is difficult to find any page that sorts your material according to this system, in English speaking there is a page that it does, and at a fairly specific level, it is, a kind of impressive virtual library with more than 1 million eight hundred thousand members and with thousands of articles in all areas of knowledge.

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The level of complexity in cataloging is profound when required and exceeds ten digits, as in the case of

In addition, LibraryThing is a resource center for catalogers, who can access titles from the Library of Congress and several more free of charge or for a minimum fee per year, or for life.

About LibraryThing

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere, even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes with suggestions on what to read below, and so on.

In April 2013, the LibraryThing staff and members collaborated to write What does LibraryThing LibraryThing?, a blog sketching what we see as the key elements of LibraryThing.

What software do you require?

None. If you can read this, you can use LibraryThing.

How much does it cost?

A free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid account allows you to catalog any number of books. Paid personal accounts cost $10 for a year or $25 for a lifetime. (See the organization’s accounts here.) I predict conservative income will allow me to recline all day on a huge pile of gold.

What information do I need to quit smoking?

None. Setting up an account requires only a username and password. You can also edit your profile to make yours a “private” account. With a private account, no one else can see what books they have.

What else does LibraryThing do?

LibraryThing is a full power cataloging app, Library of Congress search, Amazon’s five national sites, and more than 690 world libraries. You can edit the information, search and sort it, “label” books with your own subjects, or use the Systems Library of Congress and Dewey to organize your collection.

If you wish, LibraryThing is also an amazing social space, often described as “Facebook for Books.” You can check out other people’s libraries, see who has the library most similar to yours, exchange read suggestions and so on. LibraryThing also makes book recommendations based on the collective intelligence of the other libraries.

Who’s behind LibraryThing?

LibraryThing was created by Tim Spalding, a web editor and developer based in Portland, Maine. Tim also directs www.isidore–de– and Since becoming a “real” business in May 2006, LibraryThing now employs a number of talented people. More about the rest of the team on the Who We Are page.

Where does LibraryThing come from to get your information?

LibraryThing uses Amazon and libraries that offer free access to its collections with the Z39.50 protocol. The protocol is used by a variety of desktop programs, especially bibliographic software such as EndNote. LibraryThing seems to be the first to incorporate Internet usage.

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