Cataloging sources. What cataloging sources do you use most? Any particular reason? Any idiosyncratic choices, or foreign sources, or sources you like better than others? Are you able to find most things through LT’s almost 700 sources?
I almost hate to admit it, but when entering my books into LibraryThing, I generally search first in Amazon because I am lazy and, with the help of ISBN, can generally find the edition for which I am looking. I do not, however, simply take what Amazon gives me as face value, at least most of the time. I have been trying to check the title for extraneous information (Oprah’s Book Club Edition!) and delete that, and edit whatever else does not match my physical book. For awhile I was trying to use the Library of Congress, but I never updated my default search, so that didn’t last very long. I will say, I can find most of what I accumulate by doing this. I did just have a difficult time finding “The Last Days of Pompeii,” including in some University libraries and I did have to add that one manually, but that is the exception, not the rule.
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