To read this content please select one of the options below:

Social cataloging tools: a comparison and application for librarians

Scott Jeffries (Reference Librarian, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX, USA. (

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 28 November 2008




The purpose of this paper is to highlight the recent developments in interface design and company development of social networking sites.


This paper focuses on Shelfari, Goodreads, Visual Bookshelf and LibraryThing, explaining what librarians need to know about each site. Findings –Each tool featured in this paper may find its niche among users it is more likely that only one or two will emerge as the standard for social cataloging sites.


For those who are brand new to social catologing tools, this paper will serve as a useful introduction.


Jeffries, S. (2008), "Social cataloging tools: a comparison and application for librarians", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 25 No. 10, pp. 1-4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Related articles