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May 03, 2021
Win free books from the May 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 94 books this month, and a grand total of 2811 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Apr 26, 2021
To read more about TinyCat’s Library of the Month feature, visit the TinyCat Post archive here. Each year Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association, celebrates Preservation Week to highlight the importance of preservation. Many TinyCat libraries have preservation within their mission including TinyCat’s Library of the Month for April. The […]
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Apr 05, 2021
Win free books from the April 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 109 books this month, and a grand total of 3,307 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Apr 05, 2021
April 5th marks five years since TinyCat’s official release, and the years have flown by for all of us at LibraryThing! The idea behind TinyCat was simple: we wanted to create an easy-to-use and affordable Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for “tiny” libraries, those with under 20,000 titles. LibraryThing’s founder, Tim Spalding, did most of […]
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Mar 23, 2021
To read more about TinyCat’s Library of the Month feature, visit the TinyCat Post archive here. TinyCat’s latest Library of the Month is one that offers its visitors a rich assortment of historical collections, housed on the second floor of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Carrie Smiley Fortune […]
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Mar 05, 2021
Our LibraryThing team just keeps growing! We are excited to welcome Lucy (LT member knerd.knitter, Litsy member KnerdKnitter) to the team as our newest developer. Lucy will be working primarily on the LibraryThing.com side of things. Her background is as a Java programmer, so she’s going to start off by getting to know our systems […]
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Mar 04, 2021
March 4th is National Grammar Day. Established by author Martha Brockenbrough, the day was designated as a holiday in 2008. To celebrate, Meg sat down (virtually) with Brockenbrough to talk about grammar in our world today. Let’s start with the basics: how do you define grammar and why do you think it’s important? Oh, this could […]
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Mar 01, 2021
Win free books from the March 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 74 books this month, and a grand total of 2,220 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Feb 01, 2021
Win free books from the February 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 57 books this month, and a grand total of 1,819 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Jan 26, 2021
To read more about TinyCat’s Library of the Month feature, visit the TinyCat Post archive here. We’re kicking the new year off with a feel-good story about a retired law librarian who’s been spending his days establishing a free library for a local community in the Philippines. He recently completed the library and Librarian Peter […]
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Jan 04, 2021
Win free books from the January 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 63 books this month, and a grand total of 2,227 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Dec 16, 2020
Every year we make a list of the top five books read by LibraryThing staff, and we’re not going to let 2020 stop that tradition. You can see past years’ lists here. And you can talk about your reading year on Talk. What were your top five for this year? We want to know, so […]
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Dec 15, 2020
To read more about TinyCat’s Library of the Month feature, visit the TinyCat Post archive here. December’s Library of the Month is a fascinating organization focusing on the most curious phenomena this world has to offer: congratulations to The Anomaly Archives Library! The Founder of the Anomaly Archives, SMiles Lewis, was kind enough to take […]
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Dec 10, 2020
We’re thrilled to welcome Meg (LT member megbmore, Litsy member megbmore) to the team, as our new Project Specialist for LibraryThing.com. Meg will be running the official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, writing State of the Thing, and eventually taking over the Early Reviewers program. If it involves writing, she will probably have […]
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Dec 07, 2020
Win free books from the December 2020 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 55 books this month, and a grand total of 1,973 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Nov 25, 2020
To read more about TinyCat’s Library of the Month feature, visit the TinyCat Post archive here. We’re moving just west of our October Library of the Month in New Zealand to a library built for car lovers: congratulations to The Australian Motorlife Library! Volunteer Librarians Tracy Westall and Brian Wye were kind enough to field […]
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Nov 19, 2020
LibraryThing runs on PHP, in almost entirely non-OO code. We will strongly prefer people with PHP experience, but other, flexible programmers are welcome to apply. Good to Have PHP. Most of our code is PHP-based, but we also use Objective-C, Python and Java. MySQL. LibraryThing is relational-database intensive. We work directly with the database. JavaScript. […]
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Nov 18, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Fourteenth Annual SantaThing is here at last! This year we’re focusing on indie bookstores. The pandemic has been a disaster for independent bookstores, even as it sent Amazon sales to new heights. So we picked five of our favorites indies from around the United States. You […]
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Nov 02, 2020
Win free books from the November 2020 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 91 books this month, and a grand total of 2,965 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Oct 30, 2020
To read more about TinyCat’s Library of the Month feature, visit the TinyCat Post archive here. TinyCat’s October Library of the Month looks at a New Zealand-based organization working to make a sustainable lifestyle easy for anyone. The Sustainability Trust’s Volunteer Librarian Marion Llenart was kind enough to field my questions this month: Who are […]
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Oct 06, 2020
We need to find a great new employee, so we’re offering $1,000 worth of books to the person who finds us one. What would you buy? Everything. Rules! You get a $1,000 gift certificate to the local, chain or online bookseller of your choice. To qualify, you need to connect us to someone. Either you introduce […]
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Oct 05, 2020
Win free books from the October 2020 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 72 books this month, and a grand total of 2,467 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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Sep 23, 2020
In the past several months, we have been interviewing people in the book world with interesting perspectives on current events. This month KJ talked with Anne Helen Petersen, author of the new book Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. Ms. Petersen is a former academic & professor, now culture writer with two previous non-fiction […]
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Sep 22, 2020
Tim interviewed Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager, authors of The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives. Nancy Pearl is, of course, the Seattle librarian, author of numerous books, action-figure model, and regular contributor on NPR. Jeff Schwager is a writer, editor, producer, playwright—and book lover. If there is […]
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Sep 08, 2020
Win free books from the September 2020 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 87 books this month, and a grand total of 3,115 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]
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