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#1 Jon Tseng

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:30 PM

My latest fascination...

The Library Thing... a dead easy way to catalog and compare your book collections.

Of obvious applicability to those with burgeoning cookbook collections - this is mine: http://www.libraryth...ery&view=jtseng

Extremely easy to use and surprisingly addictive.

Enjoy

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#2 lapin d'or

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:34 AM

I started my library thing list last autumn but have only added about one fifth of my collection so far.

Hope the link behaves - here is the web address to my cataloge:
http://www.libraryth.../jill_farrimond

New Years resolution is to get it up todate!

I will post back when it is complete.

#3 Jon Tseng

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:10 PM

Kewl

Trick is get a laptop with wireless internet so you can wander around and catalog books as you do so

And add tags as you go along - seeing how parts of the collection relate via tags is part of the beauty of the system

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#4 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:45 PM

The perfect addition to this would be a barcode reader. Just scan the barcode and add the book to your list.

#5 Jon Tseng

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:56 PM

The perfect addition to this would be a barcode reader.  Just scan the barcode and add the book to your list.

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You mean one of THESE? :biggrin:
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#6 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:38 PM

The perfect addition to this would be a barcode reader.  Just scan the barcode and add the book to your list.

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You mean one of THESE? :biggrin:

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Perfect, so this means you don't need any additional software to interpret the barcodes?

#7 Pweaver1984

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:11 AM

Jon have you got the barcode scanner? Does it work ok?

Looks like a good site! Will add mine soon.
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#8 Jon Tseng

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 08:06 AM

Oh no idea about barcode scanner. haven't got one. looks cute though.

Putting the books in by hand remarkably quick. Took two evenings to do mine - very useful they are also plugged into amazon.fr which takes care of a lot of the more obscure frenchy cookbooks

ta

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#9 lapin d'or

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:41 PM

I am finding that I can get most of my books entered pretty quickly by typing in the ISBN.

Only my older stuff is taking longer and some items have had to go on manually.

I just wish I could be more consistent with my tags, I would never make a librarian.

I reached the free book limit and had to subscribe - opted for the $25 dollars for life subscription so I am hoping the web site has a healthy life ahead of it.

It is making me think about how I physically store my books but that is another thread.

#10 Pweaver1984

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:49 AM

Jus spent the last 2 hours doing my list which is here

Got to the maximum, and will probably pay the life fee and do the rest.

Paul

ETA - Have now paid the $25

Edited by Pweaver1984, 16 March 2007 - 09:11 AM.

I went into a French restaraunt and asked the waiter, 'Have you got frog's legs?' He said, 'Yes,' so I said, 'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.'
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