cuecat issues searching
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A couple of problems, however: now that I have the knack, I'm usually (not always) able to get a reading off the barcode into the "search" field. But a large percentage of the time, when I hit the search button, it turns up nothing at all. And then I enter the number by hand, which very often DOES work. (kind of defeats the purpose of speed, and all). Any ideas? Also, often, when the search DOES identify the book properly, it turns up two copies, so I have to delete one. Laura
With the no entries it looks as though LibraryThing IS finding them (hence the double entries) but the page isn't refreshing properly. If it doesn't find anything then as far as I recall the ISBN stays in the search box so that you can try a different source.
Do you have 'auto-enter' set on in the advanced options section? That might make a difference.
I too got a number of "no matches" for books. Since I was in the "cuecat or nothing" frame of mind while trying it out, I didn't try any of those particular ISBNs. I also have not declawed my CC, so it's hard to tell if the obfuscated code from the device was the same each time I scanned and/or was actually getting the correct ISBN from the bar-code.
In other news, I begin to realize that a large portion of my library doesn't have a scannable UPC/bar-code in the first place. Olde Bookes. Grre.
I find sometimes my hardcover technical books have ISBNs which are obscure and have to searched for from several sources before turning up. It happens and is not the fault of LT.
If in doubt check out the CueCat guide where this is explained in more detail.
I don't have my CC declawed, should I maybe do that, or this an issue with LibraryThing?