Cataloging your Library

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  1. TomVols

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    What method do you use to catalog your personal library?
     
  2. rlvaughn

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    The memory method, but the system seems to be failing! ;) :(

    Actually, that is basically the method (or lack thereof) that I have used - put similar books in the same area (history, commentaries, by topics, etc.). This worked fairly well until the size grew beyond my capacity to remember where I have placed some of the seldom used books. But the size also keeps me from tackling it to resolve the situation. Hope someone comes along with an easy fix! :D
     
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    My pastor has his alphabetically by author through his office.

    Mine are in topical sections.

    Children's books, curriculum, bible, missions, etc.
     
  4. Jeff Weaver

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    The folks at ABE books offer free book tracking software, called home base.

    Click here to get to the section to download the software: Home Base Software

    Make yourself your own card catalogue.

    It helps, but it takes awhile to enter the data in the database.

    [ March 27, 2002, 03:26 PM: Message edited by: Jeff Weaver ]
     
  5. bushprsdnt

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    I read all my books, remember the contents, and then I don't have to refer to them again.
     
  6. TomVols

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    Yeah, but some of us read books you don't have to color :D
     
  7. Clint Kritzer

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    Now THAT'S funny, Mr. Vols!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Rev. Joshua

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    Jeff - ABE is a great place in general, and their software comes in handy.

    I created a custom Access database for my personal library.

    I also use Citation to index all of the sources I use in academic writing. It's a real time saver.

    Joshua
     

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