Joining is easy: just a (nick)name and password are required. A free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid account ($10 for a year or $25 for a lifetime) allows you to catalog any number of books.
Adding books can be done easily:
- adding manually
- search libraries from other members and simply click "add to my library"
- search 80 sources around the world (Amazon, all kinds of libraries, etc.)
- import books (by uploading, URL or source code - for example BookCrossing, Amazon)
I've put a LT-widget in the sidebar of my log, that shows random books from My Library. The covers bring you to the Amazon website, the rest are links to LibraryThing.
I already joined some groups there too, in which I can meet other LT-ers with the same interest. There's even a little community of Dutch people already. Not a lot of Dutch sources yet, but I think that will change.
I hope to see you on LibraryThing!
(and no, I don't get paid for this, I really like it that much!)