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Another distraction for book lovers

Postby Chris G » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:54 pm


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Re: Another distraction for book lovers

Postby miss carol » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:39 pm


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Postby Chris G » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:44 pm


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Postby miss carol » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:53 pm


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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:10 pm


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Postby Chris G » Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:52 pm

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Yes, my wife has made a good and correct observation concerning just how much of my time this week has been monopolized by this particular site... and I'm only approaching about half my books.

You can upload books faster by simply using their ISDN number.

It's the obsession about getting the correct book cover art that can sometimes be time consuming. More than half the time LibraryThing already has the cover in their database. They already references Amazon's inventory of book covers, and then the site keeps an amended inventory of alternate covers that other users have uploaded. When the correct cover is still not available, I find that a Google image search, then an eBay book search will usually net me 90% of the book covers images I need (even a few relatively obscure foreign titles). When that fails, I Google variations on the book title and skim sites myself. Most covers I find quickly. When I first started, I spent a little too much time trying to find alternate covers. Now, if I cannot find one within five minutes, I just move on. It will take me less time to just digi-photograph the dozen or so books that are missing covers, all together at the same time, once I've cataloged all the books.

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Postby MF » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:48 pm


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Postby miss carol » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:32 pm


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Postby Chris G » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:42 am

> ...some ISBNs aren't included in the database.

They don't have their own database. They cross reference a few others that are publicly available, including Amazon, and pull in their data.

> um...is there a Librarything Anonymous yet?

Anonymous? Well, I would guess it always can be if you don't use a username that reveals who you are. Also, there is a "public / private" setting for your whole account, so that nobody else even sees that you exist, and only you or people you give your URL to can see your library. I notice that some books I own that only have a few owners, may say there are 7 people who have the book, but when I scroll down to the list of owners, only 4 names are there. The other 3 are obviously hidden accounts.


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