Does anyone else do this? (database wank)
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Does anyone else do this, or something similar?
Like others who have posted, I use LT to help me keep track of where I am in a series so I can avoid buying duplicate volumes. Also, in my mind not listing the volumes I own presents just as potentially an inaccurate image as listing them would.
One workaround tactic I have seen used by some members here is the creation of a single work for the series, covering whatever volumes they happen to own (e.g. Alice 19th v1-7). Entries like these seem to function much like entries for periodicals in public libraries, but the downside here is that they can clutter up author pages with semi-bogus books.
If I were to streamline my library--list only the first volumes of manga/comic series--I would do so using collections. I already have a collection called Manga and Graphic Novels which exists as a subset of my library as a whole. It would be a relatively easy thing to set that collection so it doesn't affect my recommendations and then make sure that the only common books between it and my Your Library collection are all the first volumes.
I only do this with series that have ended and only when it is difficult to find covers.
Most in english translated Manga/Manhwa series I collect have the each-volume-separate approach and are therefor easy to add.
Yes, I do the same thing. I find that it's easier to find books in my library and it looks more "neat".
I also add all my manga separately. I like to be able to see all the individual books I own, I think this is more useful for me.
i catalog in every single volume of all my books (that i CAN enter) so as not to buy doubles. (it certainly doesn't help when the books i'm trying to buy are plastic wrapped so it's not like i can skim it to see if i already have it.) when there are enough books in your personal collection, it gets hard to keep track of whether you already have something or not.