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[Micronet] Suggestions for book database free/paid?

Eric Fong
Hello:

One of my users wanted to know if anyone could recommend a book
database application (free or paid) that could take ISBN numbers,
titles, etc. and have it connect to the internet to download any
missing information and insert it back into the database?  I guess it
would be similar to itunes for books.   Thanks.

eric


Eric Fong
Computer Resource Specialist
Department of Ethnic Studies
506 Barrows Hall #2570
U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA  94720-2570
510.642.6555
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Re: [Micronet] Suggestions for book database free/paid?

Bill Clark
I'm not sure if it exactly suits the requirements, but I really liked
LibraryThing -- http://librarything.com/

There's both a free and a pay version.  I haven't logged into my account
in a while so I'm not sure what new features they've added lately.

-Bill Clark

> Hello:
>
> One of my users wanted to know if anyone could recommend a book
> database application (free or paid) that could take ISBN numbers,
> titles, etc. and have it connect to the internet to download any
> missing information and insert it back into the database?  I guess it
> would be similar to itunes for books.   Thanks.
>
> eric
>
>
> Eric Fong
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Department of Ethnic Studies
> 506 Barrows Hall #2570
> U.C. Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA  94720-2570
> 510.642.6555
> 510.642.6456 - Fax
>
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Re: [Micronet] Suggestions for book database free/paid?

Steve Masover
In reply to this post by Eric Fong
At the risk of tooting my own off-campus horn, several months ago I
wrote a blog post very briefly describing a couple of tools many people
use for cataloging home libraries:

  http://stevemasover.blogspot.com/2010/03/cataloging-home-libraries.html

Goodreads and LibraryThing are the tools I think are most suitable for
that purpose.

~Steve



Eric Fong wrote:

> Hello:
>
> One of my users wanted to know if anyone could recommend a book
> database application (free or paid) that could take ISBN numbers,
> titles, etc. and have it connect to the internet to download any
> missing information and insert it back into the database?  I guess it
> would be similar to itunes for books.   Thanks.
>
> eric
>
>
> Eric Fong
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Department of Ethnic Studies
> 506 Barrows Hall #2570
> U.C. Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA  94720-2570
> 510.642.6555
> 510.642.6456 - Fax
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] Suggestions for book database free/paid?

John D. MacDonald
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Delicious Library
http://www.delicious-monster.com/

Books, CDs, DVDs, and many other things.
Barcode (upc/isbn/etc) scanning
Automatically gets info from amazon and other places
Library management/lending/reminders of "late items" etc.
Really simple web publishing of your library
and on and on.

Really brilliant app...but OS X only.

John



On 7/22/2010 1:16 PM, Eric Fong wrote:

> Hello:
>
> One of my users wanted to know if anyone could recommend a book
> database application (free or paid) that could take ISBN numbers,
> titles, etc. and have it connect to the internet to download any
> missing information and insert it back into the database?  I guess it
> would be similar to itunes for books.   Thanks.
>
> eric
>
>
> Eric Fong
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Department of Ethnic Studies
> 506 Barrows Hall #2570
> U.C. Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA  94720-2570
> 510.642.6555
> 510.642.6456 - Fax
>
>
>  
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 UC Berkeley School of Law - IS&T
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