The famous social tagging website LibraryThing has announced that the Danbury Library in Danbury, Connecticut has become the first library in the world to put LibraryThing for Libraries on its live catalog.
“The Danbury Library—already breaking ground with an active blog and a MySpace page—continues to innovate and experiment. And we finally have something to show people! We hope the library world will give it a look. It’s not the full and final “next generation” solution. It’s not perfect. But it’s something new, and–we think–quite promising. It’s also available now, and only going to get better.
Underneath, the data comes from LibraryThing and its members. We’ve cleaned some of it up (…) But its strength is the strength of LibraryThing‘s people and their collections—200,000 members, 13 million books and 17 million tags.”