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Re: Speech Recognition? Online ISBN databases?

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  • Subject: [mg93190] Re: Speech Recognition? Online ISBN databases?
  • From: WetBlanket <Wyvern864 at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:03:49 -0500 (EST)
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On Oct 28, 4:55 am, AES <sieg... at> wrote:
> Connection between the above two topics is need to make a crude
> inventory (giving author, title, publisher, year of publication) of a
> private collection of roughly 1000 technical and scientific textbooks
> and reference books acquired during the past 50 years.
> One option is to hire someone to go through the piles and type in the
> data.  Another is to go through the piles and read the data into
> MacSpeech Dictate (I've read the previous posts on this app).
> Third option is to type in or dictate in just the ISBN number or Library
> of Congress Catalog Card Number for each book, then match those against
> one or more databases that will give back the data, given the number.
> Anyone know of a database that could batch identify a lengthy list of
> ISBN or LoC numbers?  (Google brings up printed databases, and one or
> two online sites that will process one book at time, but haven't found
> one that will batch process a lengthy list.)


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