Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


March 18, 2020

LibraryThing. LibraryThing Is Now Free to All. LibraryThing is free to all! We’re dropping all membership fees and limits. So LibraryThing.com, both on the web and using our cataloging app, are free to all, to add as many books as you want. And, no, we’re not going to add ads. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2018

LibraryThing. LibraryThing acquires Litsy. LibraryThing, creator of the social site LibraryThing.com and a leading provider of software for libraries, has acquired the mobile app Litsy. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2017

LibraryThing. LibraryThing teams with the Office of American Spaces. LibraryThing is proud to announce a partnership with US Department of State’s Office of American Spaces. The new partnership will provide LibraryThing’s small-library solution, TinyCat, to American Spaces around the world. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2015

LibraryThing. LibraryThing unveils TinyCat, an OPAC for Small Libraries. LibraryThing announced the debut of TinyCat, a new online catalog for small libraries. TinyCat provides a powerful, simple, and inexpensive online catalog for so-called “tiny” libraries, with up to 10,000 titles. [Full Announcement].

February 12, 2013

LibraryThing. Virtual Book Displays are easy to create with new LibraryThing for Libraries Widget. LibraryThing for Libraries™ has launched a new Book Display Widget that enables libraries to easily create customizable displays for their homepages. Using the new feature, libraries can routinely update their homepages to highlight particular books or collections. Patrons click on book covers to move directly to the title in the catalog. The Book Display Widget is the newest feature in LibraryThing for Libraries’ system of OPAC enhancements, designed to make catalogs more engaging and informative. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the exclusive distributor of LibraryThing for Libraries to libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 10, 2012

LibraryThing. LibraryThing debuts BookPsychic at Portland Public Library. LibraryThing and Bowker have launched BookPsychic, a new concept in readers advisory — a personal recommender system for libraries. BookPsychic is a service within LibraryThing for Libraries, distributed by Bowker, an affiliate of ProQuest. It went live at its first site earlier this month at Maine’s Portland Public Library. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2009

LibraryThing. LibraryThing for Libraries: now available for Evergreen. LibraryThing for Libraries now available for the open source Evergreen ILS. The Kent County Public Library in Maryland has implemented LTFL into its Evergreen-based online catalog. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2009

LibraryThing. CIG Makes Equity Investment in LibraryThing. Cambridge Information Group, a privately held investment firm and parent company to Bowker and ProQuest, has made an equity investment in LibraryThing, an emerging provider of online book cataloging services and solutions. Under the terms of agreement, CIG has purchased a minority stake in LibraryThing and has designated Bowker as the exclusive worldwide distributor for the library marketplace of LibraryThing for Libraries, LibraryThing’s flagship library product. [Full Announcement].

February 7, 2008

Talis Information Limited. Talis and LibraryThing partnership brings more open bibliographic data to the library community. Talis and LibraryThing have partnered to make available invaluable bibliographic data for the library community. Thanks to this partnership, LibraryThing users can now search an additional 16 million records from Talis Base. [Full Announcement].

May 16, 2006

LibraryThing. AbeBooks.com acquires major stake in LibraryThing.com. AbeBooks.com, the world’s largest online marketplace for new, used, rare and out-of-print books, has purchased a 40 per cent stake in LibraryThing.com – a website that helps booklovers catalog their collections and introduces them to a vibrant social networking community focused on books. [Full Announcement].