I recently asked for recommendations to catalog a library of 200 titles
by a nonprofessional.  I had several responses, and they ranged from $40
to $400 resources:


        Access-free if on your hospital's system;  unsure if compatible
with bar coding (1 response)

        Book Collector ($40 for a single station, $100
for scanner,... (1)

        Internet Library for Librarians (  -web site 

offers cataloging and other software for librarians.

        Library Thing ( 200 books are free, then
a $25 life-time fee (2)

        MARCIVE--$0.37 per record  and add a different location for her

        Professional Software-Well-liked but has a steep learning curve

        Resource Mate--$395 with bar coding plus an annual fee (2

        CyberTools-We will offer her the option of adding her collection
to our catalog.  We could work

 out the pricing and cataloging issues between departments and with
CyberTools as 

the company is very helpful.



Thanks go to Maryanne, Mari, Peg, Gabriele, Gayle, Vicki, Kitty, and
Nancy.  You've all given me variety of choices to offer the Cancer


Paula Whannell, RN, MA

Health Sciences Librarian

Health Sciences Library

Iowa Health--Des Moines

1200 Pleasant Street

Des Moines, IA  50309  



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