Classroom library app?

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I'm looking for an app where I can scan the barcodes of my classroom library books to keep track of what I have. I don't need to be able to check books in and out for students, so this feature isn't a necessity. It would be nice to be able to look books up by title and/or author.

    I did a search, and most of the apps that I have come across require you to enter books manually, or they are paid sites (like Book Retriever).

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. DrivingPigeon

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    Has anyone used Libib?
     
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    I've been going back and forth between what I want to do, as well...I did download this app a while ago:
    https://classroom.booksource.com/default.aspx
    but haven't tried it out in the classroom yet. It does seem as though you could create a catalog of the books in your library.
     
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    I've been playing around with Libib, and I'm LOVING it! There is a website to go along with the free app. I've already entered 105 books. You can add tags, notes, and reviews. It even gives a synopsis of some books.
     
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    I just signed up for Classroom Booksource because it has a scanning app but I can't get it to load on the App Store. Is anyone having any trouble with that too?
     
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    That app sounds like it'd work well! Makes me even wonder whether the $60 would be worth it for the lending portion
     
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    YES! I cannot load it either. so annoying
     
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    I think I would probably pay that if I was currently teaching. It's so simple, and handy to have.

    I entered 223 books this weekend! I'm also changing the labels from my maiden name to my married name (I've been married for 3 years). I feel so productive. ;)
     
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    Yikes - how long does it take to enter them? I have over 1,000 books (probably in the 1000-1200 range), and we're only a week out from school!
     
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    I used the Scholastic app. It scanned about half the books. Of those remaining, I spoke to the app instead of typing. Worked for about 80% of the books remaining. So about 10% of my books are not in the system. Not too shabby.
     
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    I'm not really sure how long it would take to just scan them, because I'm changing my name on the inside cover of the books, and I'm taking time to read the ones I'm not familiar with. It doesn't take too long to actually scan them in, though.
     

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