www.librarything.com

Bernadette remarked that the web site www.LibraryThing.com does in fact allow me to export my data.

Since I can now do that, I think I will actually give the place a whirl.

My first impressions are remarkably positive.

I like the use of tags to organize information, rather than the use of fixed columns.

I like the fact that web site can search through Amazon.com or the Library of Congress to fill in information about books.

For example, I typed in “the echo maker” in the “add books” section of the web site.

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And then the web site very quickly gave me the option to select from a set of books that matched “the echo maker”.

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I picked the one by Richard Powers, and, just like that, my library know had all of the information about that book.

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All it took was 15 key presses and one mouse click!

Update: Feb 17, 2008 because I mistyped the web site.

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