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Cataloging your book collection?


dougbrown93
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Basically....how do the lashtal community catalog their books? If at all!!!

I really need to do mine after putting it off for a long time but wonder if anyone has a good solution other than another excel sheet. A free solution is also a boon 😉

Interested in what you use and what info you collect.

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Doug


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 Anonymous
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I just finished (for now) cataloging mine and my partner's book collections and I used a piece of software called Readerware which allows you to scan them in with a barcode reader or in the case of older volumes, type the information in yourself.

Readerware checks various sources which you select from a list and it can find just about any information you'd want to include within a file, such as in many cases, a picture of the cover, the value, etc.

Hope this helps.


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dougbrown93
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"Lelahel" wrote:
I just finished (for now) cataloging mine and my partner's book collections and I used a piece of software called Readerware which allows you to scan them in with a barcode reader or in the case of older volumes, type the information in yourself.

Readerware checks various sources which you select from a list and it can find just about any information you'd want to include within a file, such as in many cases, a picture of the cover, the value, etc.

Hope this helps.

Sounds promising....thanks for the info
Regards
Doug


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 Anonymous
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www.librarything.com

You could try LibraryThing.

Only for the non Paraniod


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imbas
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Hi All,

http://www.capterra.com/library-automation-software lists a number of software packages for small libraries.

If all you want is a catalogue (no accounting or circulation functions), then LibraryThing (free) might suit. See the blurb http://collegiateway.org/news/2005-librarything or the LibraryThing website at http://www.librarything.com.

Although I do not use it myself, a number of private collectors have recommended this package to me.


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lashtal
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"Book Collector" from Collectorz.com does everything I need.

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 Anonymous
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I used library thing for a while. Pretty good, and nice to see other people's thoughts on certain books/peek at other folks libraries. You have to pay a small, one-time only fee if you want to catalogue more than 100 books, but it's still cheaper than most software (but more than a box of index cards).


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 Anonymous
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I use the collectorz.com film catalogueing software for my ever growing DVD collection, my book collection isn't big enough to warrant it, and my cd collection is so absurd that I balk at the thought of even starting to catalogue it. But that softwares very good, it trawls the interweb for you and downloads info,graphics etc on whatever edition you have, then lets you output lists in a variety of formats, including html.It isn't free though it wont "break the bank".


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 Anonymous
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readerware here too.


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