Looks like a good answer.
Will it import from Excel?
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sam
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 8:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record cataloging tools
I'm using the following 78rpm cataloger (as a BETA tester).
Software should be available free - early/mid April
It has been designed specifically for 78rpm record and cylinder collectors
in mind - featuring the ability to catalog 78rpm records/cylinders in a
simple, fuss free way. The program allows users to catalog both sides of a
78rpm and cylinder recording and has a built-in feature to streamline the
process of duplicating information about a specific recording when needed.
On 31/03/2015 9:56 am, Tom Fine wrote:
> Question for all of you who use cataloging software -- is there a
> program that allows me to create a database in reverse from the
> digital library, for which I've cleaned up and uniformed all the
> tagging info. It would be great if a program "crawled" my library
> folders and retrieved all the tag info from MP3, ALAC, AAC, FLAC and
> WAV files, then put it into a database.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 7:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record cataloging tools
>> I use Music Collector from Collectorz [ http://www.collectorz.com/ ],
>> a Dutch software company. It uses recording & track information from
>> Amazon in the US and around the world, as well as a database that
>> Collectorz members help maintain.
>> It's not perfect, but it works well enough for both my classical and
>> popular music collections (CDs, LPs, music files). Some categories
>> (composer, label, artist, catalog number, etc.) are built in. You
>> also can create as many categories as you like, and indicate
>> location, format, recording & issue date, etc. For example, I can
>> search my collection for all symphonies, or all 19th century
>> symphonies, or all symphonies by Beethoven, or all Beethoven
>> symphonies recorded by Karajan. (I do a weekly radio program, and
>> that kind of classification/search is very helpful.)
>> When adding a recording to your database, the program does best when
>> reading information directly from a CD or from downloaded audio
>> files. It's less helpful when you type in the name of a recording,
>> composer or performer, and have it search for possible
>> matches--because in some cases there can be multiple editions (and
>> reissues) to sort through, before determining which is the one you
>> want to add to your catalog. (I purchased the company's barcode
>> reader, and used that a lot when first setting things up. However,
>> I've hardly used it since.)
>> Music Collector also finds cover (front and back) images for you,
>> then displays the artwork when you bring up that recording in your
>> database. You can add your own notes about a recording, as well.
>> Echoing Tom's comments, I sometimes have to do some manual cleanup of
>> the downloaded recording/track info. Editing is pretty fast, though.
>> (Unfortunately, there's no global search-and-replace, although the
>> developers tell me they have that on a to-do list.)
>> As I said, it's not perfect, but it's way better than the database I
>> had created from scratch, using MS Access.
>> Stephen Peithman, Producer/Host, "Connections"
>> Capital Public Radio | capradio.org | 7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento,
>> CA 95826 http://www.capradio.org/classical/connections/
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sam Brylawski" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 5:35 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Record cataloging tools
>>> I'm taking an informal survey to see what kind of database
>>> applications any subscribers are using to catalog their personal
>>> collections. Brian? Beyond Category? An Access app? A Filemaker one?
>>> I know there are a lot of file tag utilities out there. I think Tom F.
>>> especially recommended PerfectMeta (correct me if I'm wrong). But what
>>> I'd really like to know of are tools that you use for personal
>>> cataloging of CDs, LPs, 78s, etc. In particular, tools you really
>>> Sam Brylawski