Database & Mylar
srshelley at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 17 20:14:08 EST 2006
I use a Treo 650. I made a crude little Excel database listing ML titles
that are not designated first editions. This helps me in bookstores because
I can spot titles as firsts whereas the bookstore did not know they were
----- Original Message -----
From: "J B Krygier" <jbkrygier at owu.edu>
To: "ModLib List" <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:04 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: Database & Mylar
> fwd: member posting from non-list email. --jk
> Begin forwarded message:
> > Subject: FW: Re: Database & Mylar
> > Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 06:13:32 -0500
> > From: "Morris, Terry" <Terry.Morris at PolarisLibrary.com>
> > To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> > I use my Dell Axim to house my ML collection (or as my wife calls
> > it my
> > $500 piece of sh&t). I set up my collection in an excel spread sheet.
> > Organized by format, i.e. flex, giant. I further break it down by
> > 1980's
> > 1990's. A typical entry looks likes this:
> > Year Author Title Cost
> > 1936 Bronte, Charlotte, Wuthering Heights [FMLE] $19.00
> > I find it very helpful. I used to buy duplicates a lot. I take my Axim
> > everywhere I go. I travel for my job so I hit a lot of bookstores
> > whenever I can. This has been an invaluable tool.
> > One problem with the Axim: if you let it run down the battery you have
> > to reset the entire Axim. You start from scratch. You don't lose any
> > data but it still annoying.
> > On the mylar topic
> > This is a little late but;
> > I use Gaylord Brothers covers. I used to work for them and there is
> > nothing like an employee discount.
> > For flex and traditional ML's I use number 8.
> > For Giants I use number 9.
> > The trick to mylar covers is the crisp clean fold over. When you
> > put the
> > jacket in the cover you will fold over the white liner and the mylar
> > itself. I use a bone (not a real one) to make this fold crisp. The
> > second trick is to make sure that the jacket is down into the cover as
> > far as possible.
> > By the way, I worked for Gaylord Brothers right up until the time we
> > sold them to a competitor (demco). When they were moving out of our
> > building they tossed a bunch of inventory. Specifically book jacket
> > covers. I have them in my garage, baby's room closet, front hall
> > closet.
> > I would be more then happy to trade some of them for some ML's.
> > I have them in all sizes, although ML sizes are getting low. If anyone
> > is interested let me know!
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >> From: JPetersonlhi at aol.com
> >> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:08:20 EST
> >> Subject: Re: Database
> >> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> >> Another question occurs to me re: databases and ML collecting. Is
> >> anyone
> >> using a database on a Palm or PDA as they hunt for ML books?
> >> John Peterson
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