Cataloging My Butterfly, Birds, Wildlife, And Gardening Books

I’m a little challenged right now with photography.  It’s so dang hot and humid that I just haven’t been in the mood to go outside to take pictures.  Even when I do go outside to take a quick picture, my lenses get so fogged up from the humidity that I completely miss the shot.

Fortunately, I think I may have found something that readers of this blog might find useful.  I found a pretty cool Book Cataloging application for the iPhone and iPad.  It’s called Book Crawler.  It allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to catalog all your books.  What I like about it is it allows you to use a bar code scanning application to scan the ISBN code, and then it automatically enters all the information.

What I plan on doing (and how this might be helpful if you read this blog) is that I will make the catalog available for download here on this blog.  Let me give you a couple of examples.  I’ve just cataloged a few books just in one area of my house.  So far I have 9 books on birding, 9 books on butterflies, 4 books on gardening, 6 books on insects (not including butterflies), 32 books on photography, 6 books on koi and backyard ponds, and 5 books on reptiles and amphibians.  I’m not even close to finishing scanning all the books that I have.

My goal, or should I saw project, it to finish scanning all of my books by tomorrow evening, and then I will upload the file here to the blog so that you can download it and do whatever you like with it.

Let me know what you think of the idea.

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