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December 6th, 2008
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AKICILJ: Book cataloging

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Date:December 7th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Exactly what I was going to say.
My copy cost around $75 (maybe a bit more) 3 years back.

They *used* to come with a "Cue cat" tethered scanner, but that was a "while supplies last" deal and I have no idea whether they still have any.

Some books without an ISBN number have a Library of Congress Catalog number; you can type that in and get the automatic entry.

OTOH, a good many pre-1970's science fiction paperbacks (especially anthologies), and ALL SF Book Club volumes, do not have either ISBN numbers OR LC numbers.
My strategy there is to stack up a bunch by the same writer, enter all the basic data that I truly want (nowhere near as much as the system yields using the autocataloging function) and then just change the title after each "save entry" click.
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