For this, lets start with the meaning of catalog(catalogue). Catalog is a list or itemized display, as of titles, course offerings, or articles for exhibition or sale, usually including descriptive information or illustrations.
Role of E catalogs:
Social cataloging applications:
Users can import information from 690 libraries, including the British Library, Canadian National Catalogue, Library of Congress, National Library of Australia, and Yale University. Should a record not be available from any of these sources, it is also possible to input the book information via a blank form!
Other Book cataloging sites works in similar fashion! University of mysore is listed as a partner by Google Books. On March 28, 2013, Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads for an undisclosed amount.
On the Goodreads website, users can add books to their personal bookshelves, rate and review books, see what their friends are reading, participate in discussion boards and groups on a variety of topics, and get suggestions for future reading choices based on their reviews of previously read books. Once a user has added friends to his profile, he will see the friends' shelves and reviews and can comment on friends' pages. Goodreads organizes offline opportunities as well, such as IRL book exchanges and "literary pub crawls".The website facilitates reader interactions with authors through the interviews, giveaways, authors' blogs, and profile information. There is also a special section for authors with suggestions on promoting their works on the Goodreads site, aimed at helping them reach their target audience.In addition, it has a presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and other social networking sites.
- Search any content, media, data, or people
- Reference data in any distributed storage system
- Create true Global Namespaces
- Build Faceted classification systems
- User published data profiling
- Hyperdata linking of distributed data
- Group-based permissions
- Object level access controls
- User and user role management
- Descriptive tag (metadata)