Developing a Web-Based Integrated Library Catalogue System Using Library Thing: A Case Study of Kuvempu University Library
Library Thing is a social networking tool for developing library’s catalogue. It is an online platform for sharing libraries’ collection. It is a low-cost and user-friendly tool for libraries with limited budget and limited staffing. The study built a web-based integrated library catalogue system for Kuvempu University Library using LibraryThing. The present study has generated considerable interest in the library catalogue. The study found that a number of librarians from across the country have been implementing a LibraryThing catalogue in their libraries. This study used LibraryThing, outlining ways in which it can be used by libraries, and identifying its overall value for libraries.
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