[Alexandria-list] ISBN number - errant?
fredo at starox.org
Sun Jan 8 15:54:46 EST 2006
Le dimanche 08 janvier 2006 à 20:25 +0100, Rolf Marvin Bøe Lindgren a
> I have a book sporting the ISBN number 140212124. I can find the book
> by that ISBN number on Google. however Alexandria refuses to
> acknowledge it.
It isn't a bug, just a miss in the search. You must use 'add manually'
to enter your book.
I'm only a user of Alexandria. I added all my books (~150) last week.
Alexandria use website, some commercial like amazon and some less like
library to find a book by its isbn.
I had some quirks adding my books :
- Books with wrong ISBN printed (It happens !)
- Books with no isbn but other reference (issn, ism ...) like periodics,
scores, maps, old book ...
- Books without reference (mostly recepe)
- Books with very old ISBN, so they are referenced with newer ISBN and
So, it's a good thing that Alexandria let user add an unreferenced book.
Maybe this function should be integrated in the search window ?
Another Idea... since we only rely on a collection a limited website for
searching, It would be wonderful to have a database user website. A bit
like freedb but for books ;)
Alexandria is young and promises a lot !
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