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Tim Spalding

Tim Spalding is the founder and lead developer of LibraryThing, a social networking and "social cataloging" site for book lovers. LibraryThing explores the potential of personal organization, exhibitionism and social networking. Spalding started LibraryThing in August of 2005 as a hobby project. As of March, 2008 it has grown to some 380,000 members who have cataloged twenty-five million books. He also runs www.ancientlibrary.com which contains a databse for complete classics on the web, and www.isidore-of-seville.com which is home of the most comprehensive highly-focused web directories on the web. Spadling holds his B.A. in History and Classics from Georgetown University in 1994.

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