We announced last week that we have partnered with LibraryThing, the popular online cataloging and social networking site for book lovers, to offer Lexile measures on both LibraryThing.com and LibraryThing for Libraries.
LibraryThing, often described as “MySpace for books”, connects people with recommended books, allows them to share reading recommendations, and offers suggestions for which books to read next. LibraryThing for Libraries is used in libraries with existing Open Public Access Catalog (OPAC) systems, allowing library users to access much of the content generated by LibraryThing users. Lexile measures will now be available for books listed in the catalog and in the OPAC system.
LibraryThing users appreciate the unique value that Lexile measures offer in providing them with more information on the complexity of a title and in helping inform their decision about the right books to read. MetaMetrics is thrilled to be a part of a social network applied to the world of reading.