"Over the years, I've accumulated a lot of books.
Somewhere around a thousand, finding the book you're looking for
starts to become a problem, even if you are intimately familiar
with your books. Once upon a time, long long ago when I was much
younger, had a lot more free time on my hands (and fewer books), I
made my own paper catalog system. I even invented my own cataloging
system, because, well, that was the sort of thing I did. A few of
my books still have the old labels I put on their spines with
cellophane tape and typing paper. But for the most part, that era
is gone and forgotten. I don’t even remember what the numbers
meant any more.
"I do remember it was nice to be able to locate a book when I
wanted to, though.
"Recently, I stumbled across a free software program called
"Tellico" (written by Robby Stephenson) while looking for something
else, and the description intrigued me. The author calls it a
"collections manager", since it can be used to catalog any sort of
collection (books are the default and templates are provided for
other common media like videos and music, but as the fields can be
changed to suit your needs, you could use it for anything you
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