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Unpacking Books

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Jan. 18th, 2010 | 11:54 am

So here it is MLK day, and I have the day off, so having recently moved, I went back to unpacking.

And for a time I was able to force myself not to find the ideal place for all those books, just get them out of boxes and onto shelves.

But then I had to go get myself distracted by Wikipedia: Library Cataloging and classification. Where I got to read about the differences between the Dewey decimal system and the library of congress system.

And then I learned about the Universal Decimal System and that they have a summary of about 2,000 classifications in Browseable form

Now I need to resist the temptation to install some library cataloging software and go stick call numbers to all my books.

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Jan. 18th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
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I have really good cataloging software--ReaderWare. Not free but worth the money. I use it with an old CueCat scanner. Just in case. :)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jan. 18th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
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But I can have a full fledged library system for free? Evergreen or Koha.

I mean who wouldn't want to be able to configure their friends as patrons? And have your own OPAC.

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Jan. 18th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Hoo boy, that's the last time I even think about borrowing one of your books. I'd get killed by the late fees. :)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jan. 19th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
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You'd just get an automated email reminding you to renew your overdue book.

;)

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Susan

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from: aylara
date: Jan. 19th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
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Now THAT is nerd-tastic.

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It's French... bitch.

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from: vengeant
date: Jan. 19th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
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Nerd-tastic? How about Library GEEK-tastic.

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It's French... bitch.

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from: vengeant
date: Jan. 19th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
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May I ask, WHY do you need to resist that temptation?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jan. 19th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
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I needed to resist the temptation because I need to unpack more. Once I'm sufficiently unpacked and its time to put the books in order, then, then it will be time to give in to temptation.

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The Goddess (Obey The Mother Goddess)

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from: alejandromagno
date: Feb. 20th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
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How many books do you have?

And, HI HI HI HI HI!!! ((((BIG GIANT SNUGGLY HUGS)))

And and: "Girlfriend?"

Yay you! For so many reasons!

*mwah*

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