Export to CSV or w/ ISBN for LibraryThing

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John Eggen | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 4 2011 12:12 PM

I am trying to add a collection to my LibraryThing account that would include books from Logos since it can help me prevent buying things in paper/Kindle that I already have in Logos by just searching there for everything.  Has anyone done this?  If not, is there a way to export a book list from L4 that would either (A) include ISBN for printed equivalents or (B) be a CSV file that could be easily modified and imported?

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 4 2011 7:15 PM

John Eggen:
If not, is there a way to export a book list from L4 that would either (A) include ISBN for printed equivalents or (B) be a CSV file that could be easily modified and imported?

John, you might view this post where i showed how to use SQLite browser to export your library list to Excel. (i.e. your B option). i am not familiar with LibraryThing, i am guessing it has something to do with Kindle (which i don't have).

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 4 2011 7:28 PM

LibraryThing is an online database for tracking which books a person owns.  See

    LibraryThing.com

for details.

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John Finley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 9 2012 1:58 PM

Hi, John: Any update on his? Thx, John Finley

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 9 2012 5:39 PM

Here's a Logos blog post about exporting to Zotero which can be used in a similar way to LibraryThing.

http://blog.logos.com/2010/06/exporting_your_logos_4_library_to_zotero/

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 9 2012 6:15 PM

I'm a fan of Zotero - I also use it to store resources from Reading Lists especially PDF's and web pages. It allow me to have a copy even if the article is deleted from the web. And the copy is accessible to multiple computers.

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John Salinas | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 3 2012 2:40 PM

I have also searched for a reasonable solution without success.  I could not find any logos database file that actually keeps the ISBN as a record so my hopes of a quick extraction have not worked.  If anyone knows where to look that would be very helpful.  

What I currently do is bring up logos and do a Search All Text in Entire Library for "ISBN".  Once the list is done I hit control + p to bring up print export.  I then save this list as a text or rich text document.  This is quite slow so be patient.  The sad part is that it only seems to pick up ISBN numbers for about half of the books I have.  But for some reason it gets most of the commentary series which I really want.  Some series like NAC it will only pick up half and you have to do the other half by hand :(  I have tried caps, no caps, etc without any difference in results.   

Once a small eternity has passed logos will actually give you a text file.  Then log into your library thing account and go to: http://www.librarything.com/import.php.  Upload the text file and it will find the ISBN numbers and look them up.  It seems to get about 95% of the books in my list automatically for me.  It took library thing about 3 hours to go through my relatively small list.  It is a race to see if you can get Logos to search/export and library thing to read in and process the data before the second coming ... 

 

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Donald Patrick Harris | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 24 2012 12:12 PM

FYI the db file does not have an ISBN column.

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