July 29, 2008
I participate in LibraryThing’s Tuesday Thingers group — a weekly blogging exercise. This week’s question:
Today’s question: Cataloging sources. What cataloging sources do you use most? Any particular reason? Any idiosyncratic choices, or foreign sources, or sources you like better than others? Are you able to find most things through LT’s almost 700 sources?
With respect to this I am entirely without anything useful to say. I leave the little Amazon.com radio button checked and do my adding and searching using their data. Say what you will, that Amazon is the evil empire or Not to be Trusted, but their data is consistently valid for my purposes. I have to hand-enter anything without an ISBN (my old books), generally. Some books I’ve given up on entering altogether, because I am lazy and whenever I hand-enter, it doesn’t feel normalized.
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