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While checking out my LibraryThing, I meandered over to the "Books you share" box, and hit the link to the person I share the most library overlap with, user libraryofus. And it turns out to be none other than someone from my lj friendslist, cerebrate.

Cool. Small world, and all that.
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mauser From: mauser Date: February 24th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I have way too many books to enter into any kind of database.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: February 24th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pick up a CueCat barcode scanner. Hell, I've got one I can *give* you. There are several cheap, free, and opensource personal library database apps for Windows, Mac, and UNIX.
mauser From: mauser Date: February 24th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, while that would probably cover, at best, half of my books, but it's a very interesting idea.... use the barcodes to do things like inventory my DVD and Tape collection.

I've got some database apps. The trick would be the lookup to link the barcode to the data available, and to batch synchronize so I don't have to stay dialed up for the whole process. (Kinda like the CD Database iTunes uses).
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: February 27th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Most of the open source library apps do an across-the-web data dip to Amazon and/or the US Library of Congress, translating ISBNs into biblio records.
mauser From: mauser Date: February 27th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
In which case, that sounds really cool. I'd likely have to do it on my PC instead of my ancient Mac, but it sounds worth trying.

In my copious spare time... :-)
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From: ex_cerebrate131 Date: February 24th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that's me and ceara, indeed. (Mostly, the current-uk books are mine, for now.) We started entering both our collections into it so that we can spot the duplicates I won't need to haul across the pond, come May.

But it's a neat thing to have around, anyway.
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