How to catalogue your CD's and Vinyl for Insurance.

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Just read a thread that was talking about how do you keep track of your collections for insurance purposes and how using you computer with a spreadsheet takes a feckin long time, well this is how I do it nip over to http://www.discogs.com/ and you can enter your collection by setting up an account (which is free) and looking up the release on the database and clicking on add to collection, you can make a printout as well. The site has many more features so this is also a plug for its usefulness in checking whether you have originals or re-releases. Its a community website and for a nominal fee you can help the guys out with running costs also if the release is not listed you can add that release to the database. So have a look and see what you'll think.

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this sounds like a good way to spend a couple of hours of an eveing will have a browse at that ...

 

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Yeah its a handy site, good for finding out if people you like have released under an Alias or worked with different groups:)

 

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discogs is traditionally electronic and related music though. great for people like me but not for everyone.

the admins also like to send particularly rude emails if you make the slightest mistake in adding stuff as well

 

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Just signed up to Discog, seems pretty good. Got most of the stuff I listen too.
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Have used it in the past to hunt down random remixes of stuff.

I remember seeing a mate with some software on a Mac, where you just held up the dvd/cd in front of the webcam, it would read the bar code, look up the disc online then display all the covers on a great big shelf. Can't for the life of me remember what it was called though.

 

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whizzkid wrote:

Hi allJust read a thread that was talking about how do you keep track of your collections for insurance purposes and how using you computer with a spreadsheet takes a feckin long time, well this is how I do it nip over to http://www.discogs.com/ and you can enter your collection by setting up an account (which is free) and looking up the release on the database and clicking on add to collection, you can make a printout as well. The site has many more features so this is also a plug for its usefulness in checking whether you have originals or re-releases. Its a community website and for a nominal fee you can help the guys out with running costs also if the release is not listed you can add that release to the database. So have a look and see what you'll think.

Dean...
http://www.firetongue.com/purchase.html

http://www.smartcdcatalog.com/

http://www.firetongue.com/

 

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Arfa wrote:

Just signed up to Discog, seems pretty good. Got most of the stuff I listen too.
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Have used it in the past to hunt down random remixes of stuff.I remember seeing a mate with some software on a Mac, where you just held up the dvd/cd in front of the webcam, it would read the bar code, look up the disc online then display all the covers on a great big shelf. Can't for the life of me remember what it was called though.
this looks like the jobby..

http://www.delicious-monster.com/

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mikedefacto wrote:

discogs is traditionally electronic and related music though. great for people like me but not for everyone.the admins also like to send particularly rude emails if you make the slightest mistake in adding stuff as well
Mike

I think they have been including all genres for a while now and I have no trouble finding all the genres I listen to, the only ones that are not included are all forms of Classical and Early music I think but if your interested in these genres I would think they would be accommodating.

As regards new entries they are really strict about filling in the form exactly how they want it, but I've never had rude email's from them about my sloppy entries. I suppose it could just be about how sensitive you are to criticism, Ahhh Blesss
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Dean...

 

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stormyuklondon1 wrote:

Arfa wrote:
Just signed up to Discog, seems pretty good. Got most of the stuff I listen too.
smile.png
Have used it in the past to hunt down random remixes of stuff.I remember seeing a mate with some software on a Mac, where you just held up the dvd/cd in front of the webcam, it would read the bar code, look up the disc online then display all the covers on a great big shelf. Can't for the life of me remember what it was called though.
this looks like the jobby..

http://www.delicious-monster.com/

smile.png
That's the one!Yeah looked pretty cool for quickly adding your stuff (assuming it could be found online). Although seemed a bit unwieldly for browsing once you had a few hundred items in it, plus its Mac only and the only Mac in the house is my wifes laptop.

 

stormyuklondon1

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Arfa wrote:

stormyuklondon1 wrote:
Arfa wrote:
Just signed up to Discog, seems pretty good. Got most of the stuff I listen too.
smile.png
Have used it in the past to hunt down random remixes of stuff.I remember seeing a mate with some software on a Mac, where you just held up the dvd/cd in front of the webcam, it would read the bar code, look up the disc online then display all the covers on a great big shelf. Can't for the life of me remember what it was called though.
this looks like the jobby..

http://www.delicious-monster.com/

smile.png
That's the one!Yeah looked pretty cool for quickly adding your stuff (assuming it could be found online). Although seemed a bit  unwieldly for browsing once you had a few hundred items in it, plus its Mac only and the only Mac in the house is my wifes laptop.
just downloaded it to my imac..i can feel a weekends scanning planned for a weeks time..the other half looks thrilled...
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