I’ve been working with Delicious Library since the first version started, and I love it. I’m not terribly organized when it comes to anything, especially books, and Delicious Library helps me keep a little organized.
You can scan all of your books’ barcodes into the program via webcam, bluetooth barcode scanner, or with the iOS scanner app. The books are placed on your “shelf” in whatever order you want (author, series, titles, etc.)
Books aren’t the only things you can scan, either. Anything from video games, DVDs, and software can be loaded onto separate shelves and charted by types and value. This feature can be handy for insurance purposes if you lose anything in a fire or a break-in, or if you’re like me and just can’t remember if that book was actually yours or borrowed.
If you do happen to have something stolen, it’s easy to print out an insurance list for your insurance company complete with the replacement costs.
The site brags that you can catalog “10,000s of items”, so much you probably don’t have enough stuff to hit the limit of the program. I’ll take that as a challenge when I get my Beauty and the Beast library.
This post doesn’t really hit on all the things Delicious Library can do. You can share your library with friends and loan out books from your library or borrow from others, and keep track of who has what book. You can click on a book in your collection and instantly put if for sale on Amazon. Select books you need for a research paper and Delicious Library will instantly create the bibliography you need in a variety of styles.
If you’re interested, you can try it out for free here.