Are there plans for LibraryThing support?

Asked by Greg A on 2011-04-04

I saw on OMG Ubuntu that you were planning Google Books, OpenLibrary and Wikisource support. I would highly encourage you to also look at adding support for LibraryThing. Their data could really enhance this lens.

http://www.librarything.com/services/rest/documentation/1.1/librarything.ck.getwork.php
http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librarything/2008/08/a-million-free-covers-from-librarything/

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David Callé (davidc3) said : #1

More APIs is a good thing and I will look into this one, nevertheless their TOS contains:
"Use does not involve or promote a LibraryThing competitor."
I will have to find what a "competitor" is for them.

Thank you.

Greg A (etulfetulf) said : #2

Thanks for considering it.

I am reasonably sure that their competitors are other book cataloguing websites (e.g. Shelfari, Good Reads, etc). The only situation I can see that being problematic in is if the Lens included integration with Alexandria (GTK book collection manager).

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