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Jun 4, 2012, 10:08pm Top

Would love an iPad app that would let me have my students 'check out' books from my library.
An "AR range option" would also be extremely helpful. While I am currently posting the AR info under a comment info link, the AR option would make it 1000 times more useful.

Jun 5, 2012, 3:32am Top

Various reading level systems have been requested - and that's why there's very unlikely to ever be one. Too many possibilities and conflicting data within/among them. Comments are probably the best way to go.

For the first request - you're asking for two things in one, neither of which currently exist. A mobile app has been requested many times...it might happen, eventually (here's hoping!). LT isn't really set up to act as a library (checking out) - particularly, you can't modify a book record in an account without being logged in (and therefore able to change anything and everything). So it would probably be better to do the checking out yourself (have them bring you the books, and enter who's taking it and the due date in comments/private comments).

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Using_LibraryThing_as_an_Integrated_L... discusses what can and can't be done on LT as it is.

Jun 5, 2012, 3:39am Top

You might also want to look through the terms of use http://www.librarything.com/privacy before you do too much with LT in the classsroom.

Lexile® measure is there for some books. For example your book http://www.librarything.com/work/155056/workdetails, Obviously I don't understand this. Does it make sense for different ISBNs of the same book to have different lexile measures?

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