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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Personal Library Cataloging Tool Online

For pastors, scholars and students, the advent of a free online cataloging tool for personal libraries is a welcome sight.

See LibraryThing for more information. (Thanks to Justin Taylor and Joe Carter).

3 Comments:

  • I love it--except it's only 200 books for free.

    Still I'll have to giive it a try...

    Thanks for the link!

    By Blogger pilgrim, at 11:57 PM  

  • Perhaps someone with posting privileges would be interested in started a conversation about tools useful for students and scholars.

    In Greek class on Thursday, Clint was asked how to get the Greek text into a word processor for phrasing. He mentioned the use of Unicode fonts.

    A top-level posting would be a great place for people to comment and provide advice for available tools. For example, excellent Greek, Hebrew and transcription fonts are freely available (in TrueType, Unicode) from the Society of Biblical Literature. They work very well even for us non-Microsoft Office users (I use the freely available OpenOffice suite).

    For a free and decent offline reference tool, check out the SWORD project from CrossWire.

    By Blogger tomgee, at 10:03 AM  

  • Yup, only two-hundred are free. But it's only $10 for year's membership, and $25 for a lifetime.

    Also, although the core is cataloging, you'll find it does a lot more. Because people catalog together, the system tells you whose libraries are most like yours, provides excellent suggestions, etc.

    By Blogger LibraryThing, at 6:27 PM  

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