LibraryThing vs Shelfari
LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers. LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of books: books you own, books you've read, books you'd like to read, books you've lent out ... whatever grouping you'd like.
Shelfari is a community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books – all for free. See what your friends are reading. Create virtual bookshelves for your books to keep track of what you've read. Discuss your favorite books in a book club.
Latest news about LibraryThing and Shelfari:
05.11.14. LibraryThing for Libraries advises what to read next. Library users will find it easier than ever to discover what to read next as LibraryThing for Libraries expands its Book Recommendations feature to include a broader selection of “if you like this, then read that” elements. The new, free and automatic upgrade to current subscribers to LibraryThing for Libraries’ Catalog Enhancement Package will display book recommendations by the same author, similar authors, genres and more, all based on the library’s current holdings. The upgrade enhances LibraryThing for Libraries’ unique tag-based discovery and links to other book editions and translations, creating more ways for users to find books they will love. Input from readers, librarians and professionals — via ProQuest’s Syndetic Solutions and Books In Print – are combined to generate the recommendations in LibraryThing for Libraries, creating an unusually rich and balanced service.