I’ve been busy this last fortnight spending many hours entering our personal library into a database. Using Readerware I have been able to create a book database by scanning in the barcode(thank you Prince Charming for the scanner) or entering the ISBN of our books. In many cases I have typed in author and title manually if the book is pre ISBN
(1960s). I now have our home library manageable due to this software.
The neatest feature that I love is the ‘category’ option. Today I was able to enter in ‘Christmas’ and view our relevant books to aid in my planning for Advent. I first trialled the program for free for thirty days and loved it so much that we decided it was indeed worthwhile.
Another program that you many like to check out is Library Thing I believe it is free for the first couple of hundred books and then you pay.
Ah I know my friends are wondering just how many books do we own? Well I am shocked to discover I have 3,649 books entered. I hasten to add I inherited my entire family library which was extensive and I have been blessed to find many great second hand finds, God is indeed good.
Well I must go, I have a good book awaiting;-)