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Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by TomVols, Mar 26, 2002.
What method do you use to catalog your personal library?
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!
My pastor has his alphabetically by author through his office.
Mine are in topical sections.
Children's books, curriculum, bible, missions, etc.
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 ]
I read all my books, remember the contents, and then I don't have to refer to them again.
Yeah, but some of us read books you don't have to color
Now THAT'S funny, Mr. Vols!!!
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.