11.3.08

for want of a shelf



I realized that many of the books that I have obtained over the past year have not been added to my catalog. I use Delicious Library to track my books, CDs and DVDs so that I can easily browse them and ensure that I know who I lend items to.

What's great is that I can use my video camera as a barcode scanner and the program collects the information (picture of the book/disc, artist/author, dates, reviews, etc.) from the internet. I even sync the lists to my iPod.

The pain of my current circumstance is that 98% of my books are in Canada. Even if I were in Canada, I keep half of them in boxes because I don't have shelf space for them all.



This is what I dream of. . .

4 comments:

Petra said...

That is what Adam dreams of too. Right now we only have two full bookshelves of books. That's quite ab it less then when we got married as I made him purge and keep only the ones that either of us would actually read. We just didn't have room in our apartment for them all. But someday I've promised his a library.

sirdar said...

Well...when you move back to Canada, you can get your books on your bookshelf in your new home.

dawn said...

I would love to have a library where all our books are catalogued so we can find what we are looking for. Currently books are found primarily in 2 places on shelves, but we are running out of space and there are books in the kids rooms as well.

Zaak said...

Books are precious.

Sirdar, my problem is that I don't have a house in Canada and I don't have enough shelves in Canada. But maybe one day!