Monday, April 6, 2009

LibraryThing for Libraries with Jenny Schmidt and Ingrid Lebolt

Thursday April 9th, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Central Time

LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) is a for-fee service that allows libraries to enrich their web catalogs with 2.0 features using data from the public LibraryThing database of 30 million records. We'll explain how LTFL works and detail the process of implementing LTFL features into your library's catalog (Web Opac). LTFL features work with all major ILS vendors including some open source products. Implementation requires little technical know-how and the result is a more user-friendly catalog experience for patrons. Learn more about adding tags, recommendations, reviews, and ratings for print materials in your catalog. We'll also touch on some newer features available from LTFL including book covers and blog widgets.

Information on LibraryThing for Libraries can be found at:
http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/

Jenny Schmidt works as the Staff Support Librarian for the SWITCH Library Consortium office located within the Cardinal Stritch University library in Milwaukee (WI). SWITCH, a consortium of eight academic libraries,
operates an integrated library automation system with a shared catalog, oversees an inter-campus delivery service, and provides staff training for its members.

Ingrid Lebolt is the User Advocate at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Illinois. Ingrid Lebolt’s Specialties include Video blogging to enhance website content and LibraryThing for Libraries implementation.

Register now for this latest webinar that's sure to be a lively and interesting session. Go to:
http://www.wils.wisc.edu/events/opsolutions_reg.html

2 comments:

Amanda (the librarian) said...

It would really help if the presenters could go through all the testing and setting up BEFORE the webinar is supposed to start. We have people who have to get back onto reference and other services desks at the end of the hour. :)

JLS said...

I'm so sorry. We did practice two days before but still seemed to have problems having the full window display to some participants. Please check out the presentation materials as they are really complete.