Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Delicious Library

I added a filter to import from Delicious Library, an elegant OS X application. It currently cross-checks everything with the Library of Congress, picking up LC call numbers and so forth. This takes time, and I think it’s been tripping people up. So I may cut it down to just picking up the information Delicious Library already has.

If you have problems, email me your file. I only had two files to work on—mine and some random guy who posted his music and video game collection—so I may not have caught all the format wrinkles…

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5 Comments:

  1. Fáelán says:

    What about importing LibraryThing TO Delicious Library?

    I tried using the export file feature but Delicious crashes every time I try and import it. Not sure what the problem is.

  2. Tim says:

    This is a three-year old topic. DL has changed versions a few times since then. I haven't looked at it's export files for some time. I'm not surprised it didn't work, although crashing is regretable.

    I'd love to do import to DL, particularly if DL helped export to LibraryThing. I wonder if Will Shipley would be into that?

  3. FastredNZ says:

    I'd love to be able to use both applications (web – LibraryThing; mac – Delicious Library) but I can't get them to work together nicely :)

  4. kakiphony says:

    Super frustrating. I have the iSight camera and loading my books by scanning is super easy using Delicious Library. But I cannot figure out how to get them from there into Library Thing, which I would much prefer to use for sharing with friends (I'm the only mac user). Anyone have a solution yet? Hard to believe this topic has been around since 2006 and there's still no compatibility…

  5. Erin says:

    Super simple to export from DL – just go to File > Export > To another application and just export the ISBN field only to a text file

    Then import that into LT, wait for it to send your books through the lookup queue, and viola. Works like a charm.

    Going from LT to DL is a little harder because DL still doesn’t have great import/lookup support IMHO. The strength of DL was the isight reader, but now with ubiquitous barcode scanners on all smart phones, I think it is a little less useful.

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