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Catalog do-it yourself gets better!

In case you didn’t run home and start cataloging your personal collection of books the last time I mentioned LibraryThing, you might want to now. 

For a mere $15 you can get your very own :CueCat scanner (USB) that LibraryThing promises will work to scan your book barcodes.  Some of you may have seen :CueCats while it was a failed advertising scheme.  kosmo tells me that RadioShack couldn’t give these things out for free a few years back. 

That being said, who can resist a barcode scanner that looks like a cat and promises to work with LibraryThing to give you a great home-grown online-catalog?  Mine is on its way, watch out world!

http://www.librarything.com/blog/2006/10/librarything-does-cuecats-were-even.php

Enjoy!

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marjorie7
Sep. 1st, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
I have one of those cats
Hi, I have one of those CueCats and have done some research on them. LibraryThing leaves the CueCat unchanged, and it works wonderfully. The people at LibraryThing say that the CueCat will also work if you remove the coding device. Directions are on the Internet. The CueCat is very good for newer books that have the bar code on their backside. If a book has an ISBN without the bar code, you can type in the ISBN.

My profile on LibraryThing is http://www.librarything.com/profile/Marjorie



marjorie7
Sep. 1st, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
I have one of those cats
Hi, I have one of those CueCats and have done some research on them. LibraryThing leaves the CueCat unchanged, and it works wonderfully. The people at LibraryThing say that the CueCat will also work if you remove the coding device. Directions are on the Internet. The CueCat is very good for newer books that have the bar code on their backside. If a book has an ISBN without the bar code, you can type in the ISBN.

My profile on LibraryThing is http://www.librarything.com/profile/Marjorie
I still have a lot of books to enter on my LibraryThing. The CueCat makes the process go very quickly. I am presently using LibaryThing to list all my books so that I can weed them out.

I hope you have as much fun with the CueCat as I have had!


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