Counting books – the Admin way

I wanted to get a list of all my books, but I’m too lazy to write all titles down.

Luckily I was able to borrow some hardware at work – a PDA with barcode scanner. Thus equipped, I’m scanning all the barcodes on the back of newer books (that have the barcode with the ISBN) into an Excel file and open that on my normal computer.

The list of ISBNs then gets pasted into the import field on Google Books – and with half an hour worth of time I got 150 books inventorised already :-)