[Web4lib] What do you know about LibDex?

Roy Tennant tennantr at oclc.org
Tue Nov 9 13:15:55 EST 2010

In terms of this discussion of sources of library data, I also want to
remind folks of the Institution Registry hosted by my employer. Here is the
record for Eugene Public Library, for example:


Making sure such things as your online catalog information[1] are up to date
and thorough will allow users who search WorldCat.org to link directly to a
record for an item in your catalog to see if it is on the shelf.
Increasingly, this data underlies a variety of services you might find
useful. It is free and open to anyone to both search and update.

[1] http://worldcat.org/registry/Opac/14533

On 11/8/10 11/8/10 € 2:41 PM, "Roy Tennant" <tennantr at oclc.org> wrote:

> On 11/8/10 11/8/10 € 11:03 AM, "HAZEL Margaret E"
> <Margaret.E.Hazel at ci.eugene.or.us> wrote:
>> LibDex.com purports to be a library website index, and is full of erroneous
>> info, although it has our website address correct, and so it showed up in web
>> hits to our site as a referral.  The address it lists for us is of an
>> apartment building, and it lists us as being a bookmobile only.  Obviously,
>> we
>> can correct our info, but it's open to anyone to update, apparently, and it
>> seems odd that it is a site registered to someone in Gibralter.   I suspect
>> it
>> is a way for spammers to get addresses of folks registering to update info.
>> Opinions?   Since someone found us this way, my impulse is to update the
>> info,
>> but...
>> -Margaret
>> Margaret Hazel
>> Virtual Branch & Innovative Tech Manager
>> Eugene Public Library
>> Eugene, OR
>> 541-682-6015
>> margaret.e.hazel at ci.eugene.or.us

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