Three years ago I had the privilege of meeting you at a PostSecret Event. That same night, I also met a guy named Tyler. He was extremely good looking and we both loved PostSecret.
We started dating a month later and it has been an amazing three year journey with him. Just last month he proposed!
We are now in the midst of the crazy, yet exciting wedding planning and I just wanted to say "thank you" for creating such a wonderful project that brings people together - in many ways - through anonymous secrets.
Thanks to LibraryThing member kcgordon, we have a list of the books at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA, so we thought it would be fun to do a quick flash-mob of these (there aren’t a huge number of books, so this probably won’t take too long).
We’ve kicked things off already (see Eisenhower’s profile page) but there are quite a few books still to be added, and we’d love to have your help!
See the Talk thread or jump right to the project wiki page to get started and claim your section of the library list. No worries if you haven’t worked on a Legacy Libraries project before – this is definitely a good introduction to them! I’ll be helping out too, and will answer any questions you have on the Talk thread.
NB: Another LTer is working on obtaining a list of additional Eisenhower books from his home in Kansas, so with any luck at all we’ll be able to add those soon as well. We’ll keep you posted!
If you’re signed into Goodreads an export file should download for you automatically; if it doesn’t, there are some fallback instructions on that page. Select the downloaded file using the “Choose File” button and click “Upload” to import it into LibraryThing.
Once you’ve uploaded your file, you’ll see a breakdown of the books in the file, displaying the total number of books, books already in your library, books without ISBNs, and the number of valid ISBNs.
Choose sources: Source your data from Amazon or top libraries around the world.
Collections: Drop books into a specific LibraryThing collection.
Mass tagging: Add tags to everything.
Handle books without ISBNs: Choose whether to import non-ISBN books.
Under “Handle duplicates,” you’ll see options to import duplicates again (i.e., create a whole bunch of duplicates), omit duplicates, or sync duplicates.
If you sync, you’ll see options depending on the differences between your Goodreads books and your LibraryThing catalog.
Replace “date read” with imported info: “Date read” goes into LibraryThing’s “date finished.”
Add shelves to existing tags: This adds your Goodreads “shelves” to LibraryThing as tags.
For reviews, you can replace existing reviews or add new reviews if you haven’t yet posted a review on LibraryThing for those books.
Replace pages with imported data: This changes the “number of pages” in LibraryThing.
After this, click “Import books.” Old books sync immediately. New books are added to the import queue.
LibraryThing’s Mike Topper has just pushed a big change in how members share their LibraryThing news on Facebook. The change—integrating into Facebook’s Open Graph structure—makes the things you share more visible to your friends and integrates them more cleanly into your Facebook timeline.
The deadline to request a copy is Monday, May 27th at 6 p.m. EDT.
Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, and more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.
Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!