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LibraryThing

So I broke down and decided to catalog my ever-growing personal library. I chose to use an online tool called LibraryThing because it seemed like a good way of keeping track of everything. There are other tools out there that I considered, many of which are offline, however most of the cost money and I didn’t want to spend money on something when I can get it for free. LibraryThing seems like a good tool. I haven’t cataloged my entire library yet, only what I happen to have on hand with me at the moment. All 38 books. I have a much larger collection of books that I still need to move to my apartment at some point.

If you are interested, you can view my library here. I will also be putting a link to my library catalog as a button on the right side of the blog so readers can view it at anytime.

If you have any books that you think I should add to my library or any comments, feel free to leave me a comment on this post or any other post.

Here is a widget with some of my books:

Recommended Books:

6 Comments

  1. Pam Walter
    Posted February 28, 2009 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    This is very interesting. Would you recommend this software? How long did it take you to enter your 38 books? My friends always joke that I have my own personal lending library, so this might be a good way to keep track of things.

  2. Alex Seifert
    Posted February 28, 2009 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    It is an interesting way of doing it. I would actually recommend it because unlike other cataloging software, this automatically has all of the information for each book such as author, publication date, etc (you don’t have to enter all of it yourself) plus it has the covers. It only took me about 10 minutes to enter all 38 books. Their system works really well. All you do is search by title, author and/or ISBN and almost 100% of the time, the exact book I have came up as the first listing. Then you click on it and it adds it to your library. That’s it.

  3. Pam Walter
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the info, Alex. I’m going to look into it.

  4. Alex Seifert
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    No problem!

  5. ryanreader
    Posted May 12, 2009 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    I have over 200 books, at which point LT charges you
    $25 to continue uploading. I don’t think that’s too
    unreasonable. Have you looked into any other sites i.e
    Good Reads, Shelfari and
    bookarmy

  6. Alex Seifert
    Posted May 12, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    That’s quite a few. I’m sure I’ll be reaching that limit soon though.
    No, I haven’t looked into any other sites. I should do that though. Thank you for the suggestions!

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