Tuesday, September 08, 2009

LTFL: now available for Evergreen

We've been working on adding the LibraryThing for Libraries enhancements to the open-source catalog Evergreen. We've worked out the kinks, and it's ready to roll.

We've integrated both the Catalog Enhancements (tags, tag browser, recommendations, other editions and translations) and the Reviews Enhancement (300,000 LibraryThing reviews, patron reviewing, Facebook app, blog widgets).

If you'd like to see how LTFL looks, check out the catalog of Kent County, Maryland. We owe them a thousand thanks for working with us on making this work.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous elenchus said...

Looks great, I looked up a couple books I'd reviewed to see how those were presented. I assume that for books with reviews by patrons of Evergreen, those reviews will be mixed in. It looked great to see so many LT reviews, though, and identified as such (without being a hard sell at all).

Also liked the quick list of tags. Good work, all.

9/08/2009 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I work with Evergreen, this would be an incredible addition to our catalog. I hope you can get this added to all Evergreen catalogs -- patrons and staff would love it.

9/10/2009 10:57 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Any hope of LTFL for OPALS (another open-source product) any time in the future? I'd love to get on board.

10/08/2009 9:26 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

I checked the "Evergreen" project (Kent County, Maryland catalogue) but the first thing I looked up was a compact disc of Bartok's "Bluebeard's castle", the cataloguing of which was just appalling; if the job's worth doing it should be done properly.

10/11/2009 5:09 PM  
Blogger ejj1955 said...

In response to Frank's comment, Library Thing is a book site, so posting comments here about errors in music cataloging are unlikely to reach those responsible for that.

10/11/2009 5:46 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

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10/15/2009 9:34 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

@Frank : I am the cataloger at KCPL, and we are a very small library. One of our challenges is a plethora of old cataloging records and little time to correct them.

I would ask you next time to consider that not all institutions have the time/staff/ability to catalog all things perfectly, hence why add-ons like LTFL are critical for helping enhance our older book records.

I thank you for pointing out the "appalling" cataloging in Bartok and you can be sure I will correct him at once.

10/15/2009 9:39 AM  

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