LibraryThing and Delicious Library (You can catalogue your books!) Info needed.

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  1. Jem

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    Zoe-www.collectorz.com has a program that you can check books in and out of. You simply click a button and it shows whether it's in or out in your spreadsheet area.
     
  2. TeacherShelly

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    Chi'Turtle,

    How do you (or can you) tag your books in Delicious Library? Mine show up on the shelf in the order I scanned them.

    Thanks!
     
  3. chicagoturtle

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    You can change things in the "notes" section (or any section) and then create a "smart shelf" let me know if you need further instructions.
     
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    Oh, thank you. I have created several smart shelves now, thanks to your post. How/where can I put in custom notes?
     
  5. Lynn K.

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    What great suggestions; this is why we love this site!
     
  6. lemonhead

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    You can also scan into librarything if you buy the scanner. I think it is $15.

    I use librarything. Is is true delicious is only for Mac?
     
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    Lemon, yes, Delicious is only for Mac.
     
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    www.lifeshelf.net allows for book check out and it is free and unlimited, but you just get the basics - book cover image, author name, title.

    Libra is a free Windows compatible program that is pretty nifty, but the company has stopped listing it on their website, and that makes me a little nervous.

    Does Library Thing not allow checkouts?
     
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    When you're in "edit" mode- you can scroll down to the last thing where it says "notes" double click and then you can change- you can put in several notes separated by a comma. I should go do some more scanning right now.

    I stayed up really late last night and then had a project to do for grad school early this morning, so i'm exhausted and I've been napping in bed. So here is my motivation to do something.
     
  10. TeacherShelly

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    Oh, man... where is "edit" mode? (head hanging in user-interface-defeat)...
     
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    Do you have DL 2?
    If so, click on a book, on the right side, click details, click the pencil and then you can change anything you want- including the notes section on the bottom-

    HTH
     
  12. TeacherShelly

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    Thank you, Chicagoturtle, I did it and it worked.

    If I'm ever in Chicago, I'll buy you a Chi'dog. :)
     
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    I just stated playing with Delicious this evening, and I am totally in love. I cannot wait to go to school and scan all my books!
     
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    Oh, boy!! This is fun!! I think I'm addicted to Delicious! I even had my family excited! I love seeing my books on those shelves. I started scanning my teacher books. I have over 1500 classroom library books. They are all in boxes (since I'm pre-service), but at least I have them listed in Excel. I think I'll just plug in the titles and see how it goes. The website says that even with 5000 books it works quickly. I hope it doesn't slow down my computer when I get them all in! I love that you can check your inventory from your iPhone when shopping! And, plug them into my iWeb website. Very cool! I wish I would have known about this when I started collecting my classroom library. :thumb:
     
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  15. TeacherShelly

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    Chicagoturtle, I exported my library to Excel, but there was not "Author" field in the list of choices. Can you tell me how to get my library into Excel with a column for Author?

    TIA!!
     
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    Help! I'm trying to figure out how to do item checkout for next year on Delicious Library 2. I tried dragging people from my Address Book to DL and that didn't work, but I can drag a title from DL into the Notes section of an address card. How does this connect to iCal? I opened it up and didn't see the title I dragged anyway.
     
  17. chicagoturtle

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    Not sure on this one- I think you can create a smartshelf sort of to indicate that that person has the book. I don't plan on using it that way- so I haven't looked into it. Sorry
     
  18. TeacherShelly

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    Nevermind, it is called "Creator" in Delicious...
     
  19. chicagoturtle

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    Yes, I had that issue at first- LOL
     
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    I have been using librarious and I really like it. It is free!
     

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