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jan 23, 2007, 1:29pm

I was amused to notice that Star Trek: Mr. Scott's guide to the Enterprise is among our "most commonly shared books" (by two people). I too am a Star Trek fan and have quite a number of ST books, though I believe I don't have Scotty's guide. I haven't yet had a chance to add any books to my librarything account, but it should be interesting to see if that changes the "common" list at all.

jan 23, 2007, 8:14pm

Do you think there are any mensans who aren't Star Trek fans? I'm joking, of course, but I would think we will end up sharing a few, though. Looks like I only have 5 books tagged Star Trek. I though I had more than that. I'll have to dig around some more.

jan 23, 2007, 8:42pm

Well, I've just started adding my books to "my library" here on librarything. This afternoon I found a Star Trek book (that I don't have yet) at one of our local Goodwill stores, so I started with that one (and a couple of others I found there). I see that adding books could take a while . Maybe I'll start with my ST books, though. That would be useful, since I could then print out the list, after searching on my "tags", which would help me avoid re-buying ones I already have (which has happened, though more often with non-ST books than with ST ones). :-)

jan 23, 2007, 10:06pm

It can be really slow going, Meridiani. I used a scanner for quite a few of mine. It made it go a lot quicker. Here's the link for the one LT sells:

That's not the one I use, though. Someone was kind enough to send me a wireless one. Most of the books that I haven't entered yet will have to be done manually. (Which is why I haven't done them yet.)

Redigeret: jan 23, 2007, 10:50pm

Oh, thanks. I hadn't clicked on the "tools" tab yet -- still learning this librarything . I'm not sure if the scanner would speed things up for me, since I seem to spend most of my time thinking about what tags I should use. A wireless scanner would certainly be more useful. The other problem is that my garage is my "bricks and mortar" library (ha ha -- really it's straw and stucco!), so it's away from my computer. Plus, how will I keep track of which ones I've entered?!? Do you know if librarything tells you if you're re-entering a particular book?

Since this is the Star Trek thread, let me say something about ST books... I've read maybe 10 or 15 ST books -- the quality is rather variable, IMO. Recently I bought Voyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion, which is a compilation, with a little commentary, of all the ST fiction books through sometime in late 2006. I'm hoping it will be useful. So far, at least, it's convinced me I don't need to hunt down the "Star Trek log" books. :-)

jan 23, 2007, 11:05pm

Do you know if librarything tells you if you're re-entering a particular book?

Yes - it'll state "Duplicate ISBN in your library" as you enter it the second time.

jan 23, 2007, 11:48pm

Thx for the info, Bob.

jan 29, 2007, 10:28pm

If you have more than one edition of a book, you probably won't get a mesage on duplicate ISBN. If you have more than one copy of the same book, same edition, presumably you could put a comment or a tag. I've decided to put quotes around tags that tell you something of the status of the book: like "2nd vol only". Then when you go to your tag listing by alphabet, they pop up to the beginning. I am trying to give two tags to every book.
-- BobCampbell

Redigeret: jan 30, 2007, 3:50pm

Thanks, Bob. Good idea on putting in tags on the status of a book. There are some books that I have multiple copies of, in order to be able to lend out copies while maintaining a copy that I can refer to. On the other hand, there are "accidental" duplicates that happen when I want to read a book ... but haven't yet ... and end up buying another copy, because I forget I have a copy I haven't read yet .

In fact, today I was out in the garage (which is our library), looking for a book that has a bunch of mudras in it (IIRC), which I didn't find but I did discover duplicate copies of a different book -- I think it was "Awakening to Zen" by Philip Kapleau (IIRC).