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Gathering time

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sep 10, 2012, 6:35am

Alastair Whittle, and I can't find it on LibraryThing.

Causewayed enclosures, Britain.

Redigerat: sep 10, 2012, 6:58am

LibraryThing is a cataloging site. So if no user has entered the book it's not on the site.

From some googling I've learned it's by Alasdair Whittle though. Maybe that will help your search.

p.s.: not sure if that's a spelling variant or a different person.

sep 11, 2012, 4:56am

I think there is a different matter, as I understand it, library thing is actually, or was, linked data of a group of catalogues, including library of congress, so the data doesn't actually come from users as the core or anchor. But things might have changed in several directions since the first time I looked. It is indeed Alaastair Whittle, and two volumes and nearly 1,000 pages, hard bound, and heavy!

Redigerat: sep 11, 2012, 5:17am

No, it isn't really linked data as such. You can import data from several sources*. But LT is a separate database.

Yeah, I've found reference to the book here : and it looks fascinating. They claim it's by Alasdair Whittle though.

p.s.: for example I found I could add this book from "British Library (powered by Talis)"

sep 11, 2012, 1:59pm

ah, you are right, it is Alasd! alas, but it should still have found gathering time....and it might be that BL isn't playing linked data yet. I get the impression I am adding to my collection, but the data is in the sources, and Library Thing is doing the work, though all this might be semantics of the wrong sort.

It is fascinating in all sorts of ways, for the sub title is causewayed enclosures but the content includes all sorts of stuff, mainly neolithic. I'm trying to build linked data tables for neolithic semantics. I looked at Librarything a long time ago, it seems to have changed quite a bit, and the idea of groups and collections with tags and reviews seems to me a knew way of doing bibli0graphy.