||[Aug. 14th, 2006|11:42 pm]
Stuyvesant High School
If you haven't heard of it yet, LibraryThing is THE book cataloging website. It's incredibly easy to use, and it pulls data from Amazon, the Library of Congress, and almost 50 libraries from across the world, so you're almost guaranteed to find your book somewhere (and can still resort to manual input if needed). It also tells you who else shares your book, and lets you browse other people's libraries (and they can look at yours, of course). The best part is that it just keeps getting better.
Why is this relevant to this LJ group? Well, they just introduced discussion groups. And not just any discussion groups, but ones that use LibraryThing functionality. You can easily link the authors and books you're discussing.
And of course, I created a Stuyvesant group over there, mostly after a discussion with a friend regarding how many Stuy people have authored books.
Not much is happening over there now, but I am having fun making lists of names and seeing which ones come up with links to an author page. Feel free to join in.