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Talk to someone who sells books

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 12:20 pm
by Moonracer
Hi: I'm trying to find out about ISBN scanners. I have thousands of books that I would like to catalog and it would take months to do it by hand. Does anyone out there have access to this kind of info? I did some searching online, but would prefer a recommendation. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Talk to someone who sells books

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 2:36 pm
by merk
you and me both. I keep meaning to do this and then make an online database so that i can access it from my mobile phone to make sure some book i'm considering buying isn't already on my shelf. There was a free barcode scanner that was mailed out many years ago as part of some promotion, the cuecat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CueCat You can find people selling them on ebay, and there are several programs out there where you can scan a book barcode and it will automatically download all the relevant info on that book. Do a google search for book barcode library and you'll get a bunch of options. http://www.collectorz.com/book/ i was looking at that software, but i haven't bought it yet.

Re: Talk to someone who sells books

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:27 pm
by Moonracer
I know! I can't tell you how many times I've bought the same book more than once! (I buy 'em much faster than I read 'em.) I guess the scanner would be helpful for reselling the extras, or books I don't need to keep any longer.

Re: Talk to someone who sells books

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:43 am
by JeannetteLS
http://www.librarything.com/cuecat.php I was rooting around and wondered whether or not you can get a cuecat through that site or another? I have NO clue about them, but started researching OCLC and scanning and found this site. I used to work as a cataloguer in a university library and wondered whether OCLC would get you anywhere.

Re: Talk to someone who sells books

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 10:17 pm
by Moonracer
Hmmm. I wonder what it looks like as a list? (Library Thing). Seems like a great option for little money. Just wish the cord was longer! Thanks.