WorldCat.org getting all listy

June 18, 2007 at 8:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Nifty little new feature in worldcat.org : the ability to select records to add to your personal lists–a very cool LibraryThing-like way to make something like a bibliography.  I like a lot of things about this feature.

What I don’t like is not knowing how to get to other people’s lists to look at them–I guess you go to Lists and choose Search for Lists, but what if you don’t know what to search for, but want to browse?  Or what if (gasp) people didn’t use controlled vocabulary when they named their lists?  There needs to be some function that just gives links to the lists so you can click around and find them serendipitously.  But, it’s an exciting little feature, and you can export your list as a comma-delimited file, hmm!

Here is my list of lists. Not much in them yet; will have to play around more.  Say hello to professor P. V. Glob.

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  1. Thankyou, this is a very interesting development. If it can be combined with the WorldCat local service we could have integrated online reading lists for students.

    Very useful blog, thankyou
    (and you needed a comment 😉 )

  2. indeed I did!


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