you're thinking of cataloguing your books, I can recommend the
Readerware software (www.readerware.com). It's not free, but it's a
huge improvement over doing a spreadsheet for lots of books. |
You can catalogue books by entering the ISBN code (with optional
barcode scanner if you want), and it looks up the information on the
web, using Amazon and various other bookstores, UK ones included. You
then get a nice searchable database with cover art thumbnails, current
value, publisher, publishing date and copyright format, number of
pages, and can enter things like genre, book condition, what series
it's a part of, if it's a first edition, where the book is stored, etc.
You can also print catalogues and shopping lists, and export the
data to palm pilot or iPod for portability and use while in bookstores.
You can get a discount if you buy the three program package, with the
companion programs for CDs and DVDs/Video Tapes. It's also handy for
printing out an HTML list for family to look at to see what you already
have at Christmas time.
I've got about 2000 books, so this is really useful for keeping things straight.