Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Thingers


Today's question, from Wendi's Book Corner: Prior to today, were you aware of Open Shelves Classification? Have you helped to classify any books yet? Is this something you are interested in? Did you know that if you classify any books, it will also show you who else has classified the book?
I was aware of the Open Shelves project when it started. It sounded really interesting and, to be honest, something else about LibraryThing that would annoy my librarian buddies. I have a few online pals who are librarians and who have expressed great dismay over people beng able to tag their own books and make their own classifications. It is one of my very favorite things about LibraryThing, so I always enjoy pointing out all the librarians on LT and the interesting things they are doing. What I didn't realize is that they are far enough along that you can classify books! I think that's terrific and I will definitely be spending a little time classifying some of my favorites.

5 comments:

Lenore said...

I love being able to tag my own books too. Emmy says Mii-ow back :)

jlshall said...

It seems that some librarians on LT love the OSC and some hate it. I think it's interesting, but I don't think it's really something that will make a great deal of difference to me, personally. Yes, being able to come up with my own tags is one of the things I really love about LibraryThing, too.

caite said...

let me third that thumbs up for tagging. I love to tag my own, and be able to search by tags...and I totally love seeing how others tag books that I have.
And if you are looking at a book that is new to you, you can get a great idea about a book by looking at how it was tagged by others. The occasional odd idea sometimes...

FleurFisher said...

I love tagging. It helps me keep track of my own books and its really useful being able to search by tag to find books on a particular subject.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I really liked the idea of being able to contribute to something! :)

Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got this weeks post up now! ~ Wendi