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Organising library

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by NaasPreacher (C4K), Jul 17, 2007.

  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a good, affordable (preferably free :) ) software to organise my library?
     
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    Why don't you just buy yourself a good old Dewey Decimal Classification book. They even sell the 200 (religious) section all by itself. It's about 1/2 thick and very handy. I've worn out several copies. They are very easy to use.
     
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    I'm lazy :) I want to just type in IPNs and be done :)
     
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    You won't be able to do that without a pricy program -- lazy or not. And even then you won't always find them (as a shelf in my library is there to prove).

    I'd come do it for you if I were closer.

    BUY the book. You'll get hooked!
     
  5. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    One thing Mary and I miss about teaching is being around teachers :).

    Thanks Bitsy for your practical advice :). I'll have to look for the book :)
     
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    I've seen a free program or two over the years for pastor's libraries, but they are rather basic if not clunky. A database would probably be about as easy, but none of that enter the number and you are done stuff for sure.

    You could always just give your books away like I have and buy some cd libraries and try to find things on the cd from your easy chair rather than looking on shelves. :laugh:
     
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    I am reminded . . . We had a missionary on furlough at our church a couple of years ago. His sweet wife was a librarian and she volunteered to help me for that year - now she's a great friend.

    She was home recently and was telling me about a girl that recently stayed with them that decided to organize their library. Every week it was different. One week by book width, the next by color, the next by book height . . . the library was very clean however :laugh:
     
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    Wow, new ways to arrange books!! I thought "by turmoil" was the only method :laugh:
     
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    READERWARE [LINK] isn't free but it's worth the $40 price.

    You can purchase a cheap scanner and you won't even have to type in the ISBN's.

    Download it for a free trial and I'm sure you'll be hooked.

    Half the fun is putting your books into the system (I got to have twice the fun after someone accidentally deleted the program).
    I learned the hard way to keep a backup of my book files.

    You can even categorize older books without ISBN numbers by their Dewey numbers or by their Library of Congress numbers.

    The program can be used like a library so you can locate the books you loan out.
    Unfortunately it doesn't retrieve the books or fine the offender when they aren't returned.
    Maybe with the next upgrade. :laugh:

    Rob
     
  10. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Downloading this one now :)
     
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    Ha! silly me, I'm thinking like a librarian ;) It doesn't print labels with DD numbers on them :laugh:

    It does look like a good organizer though. I still think you would enjoy cataloguing :thumbs:
     
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    It's brilliant! I'm trying out the free version, but I expect I will soon want to list more than 200 volumes. Thanks, rsr.
     
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    Readerware has been fantastic - whole library sorted. Thanks again
     
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    Then can I download it about 10 times, then merge the files?? :laugh:
    But even that wouldn't be enough. I need to buy an extra house, and hire a librarian.
    :laugh: :laugh: :type:
     
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