Posted by: farringtonk | June 20, 2007

Building a community of WorldCat users

WorldCat.org adds user profiles and the ability to build and share listsWorldCat.org now offers personal profiles—My WorldCat Accounts—along with a social-networking feature: users across the Web can add individual items cataloged in WorldCat to personalized lists. Users can build as many lists as they like on any subject. They can group items owned by their library and other WorldCat libraries, and share their lists with friends, colleagues and millions of site users. All they need is an e-mail address to create a free WorldCat account.

In addition, My WorldCat accounts allow users to create online profiles to provide greater detail about their interests and occupations and link to personal Web pages, RSS feeds or instant messaging addresses. Providing this personal information is optional, and users can control the public availability of their e-mail addresses or their entire profiles in the privacy settings for their accounts.

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