Social cataloging application

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A social cataloging application is a web application designed to help users to catalog things—books, CDs, etc.—owned or otherwise of interest to them. The phrase refers to two characteristics that generally arise from a multi-user cataloging environment:

  • The ability to share catalogs and interact with others based upon shared items;
  • The enrichment or improvement of cataloging description through either explicit cooperation in the production of cataloging metadata or through the analysis of implicit data (e.g., "People who like X also like Y").

Social cataloging applications[edit]

Type Web application
Video Anime AniDB, AniList, Anime News Network, Kitsu, MyAnimeList, Simkl, TVMuse, TV Time, IMDb
Television IMDb, Simkl, Trakt, TVMuse, MyDramaList, TV Time
Films Criticker, FilmAffinity, Film Aficionado, FilmCrave, Flickchart, Flixster (defunct), IMDb, Letterboxd, Simkl, MyDramaList
Print Books Anobii, BookArmy (defunct), Goodreads, Leafmarks (defunct), LibraryThing, Litsy,, My Library, Readgeek, Shelfari (defunct), weRead
Comics Comic Book DB


  • Prato, Stephanie (16 October 2012). "GoodReads and 'Social Cataloging'". Syracuse University, School of Information Studies.
  • "Catalogación social y crítica de libros" (in Spanish). Biblioteca de la Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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