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Subject: Book Cataloging Software
Date Posted: 8/15/2007 10:51 AM ET
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Any suggestions?  My wife has a lot of books and would like to catalog them with the ISBN.  She would also like to have a list on her Palm pilot.  Thanks

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Date Posted: 8/15/2007 8:51 PM ET
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I don't use it but a lot of people use Library Thing.

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Date Posted: 8/16/2007 9:51 AM ET
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I use librarything.com and it has been awesome. Of course, if you go over a certain limit (i think it is 200 books) you have to pay but it is worth it. The fees are nominal.

Here is my catalog - http://www.librarything.com/catalog/nawatramani. It is not complete but getting there! :)



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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:29 AM ET
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I use BookBag.  You can sync this into your Palm.


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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 4:08 PM ET
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I also use Book Bag for my Palm. I enter everything on my PC desktop and then upload it to the Palm, though you *can* enter stuff using the stylus directly into the Palm if you want. It's great for hauling with to bookstores, book sales, etc. You can put as much or as little information about each book in there as you want.


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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:57 PM ET
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I wish I could put it on my Palm.  The cradle doesn't work and of course they don't make them anymore.

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Date Posted: 8/4/2008 10:56 PM ET
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I use Pocket Library on my Palm Treo.  It is by Caustic Mango, but it appears that they are not fully supporting it anymore.  However, you may be able to find it on the Palm software sites (e.g. palmgear, handago, etc.)  If you Google ' "Pocket Library" and "Palm" ' you should be able to find something.  The most recent version (before they stopped supporting it) featured a desktop conduit, so you could enter book info from your Palm or from the desktop.  I found it invaluable when at the bookstore... I could look up books I had already read to avoid buying duplicates, and if a title interested me but I was not ready to buy I would add it to my "wanted" list.

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Date Posted: 8/7/2008 7:26 PM ET
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I use Book Collector.  I have a ton of books, so it really helped me get them organized!

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