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How do you organize or keep track of your physical manga library?

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4:53 am, Jun 21 2012
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I saw the post on "How much manga do you own" and a lot of people were saying they lost track. I find that terrifying just based on buying doubles and also I'd hate to lose stuff since it's so expensive. When you own 800 books it gets difficult to keep track.

If you have a Mac, personally use and would suggest "Delicious Library".
It's a program that costs around 40$ but it is SO worth it. It can scan anything with a barcode and on Amazon thus keeping a virtual library of every book, video game, and DVD you own.

It's GREAT. It keeps a list of the series and volumes and puts it on my ipod so I rarely buy doubles now. There is also an option for lending where it keeps track of who is borrowing what and uses icalender to remind you when to ask for the book back. Genius!

How do you organize or keep track of your physical manga library?

*Oh geez, it's supposed to say Manage not manga in the title laugh

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5:07 am, Jun 21 2012
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If you have a Mac, personally use and would suggest "Delicious Library".

That's quite interesting. Thanks for letting us know about it! *thinking of buying it*

Anyway, my physical manga library is pretty small since manga is so expensive/they only carry stuff like Bleach where I live. i just chuck in on my shelf. Most of the manga I read is online so mangaupdates is my online manga shelf.

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5:20 am, Jun 21 2012
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When I was a highschool student, I like to bought manga and put them all in my book shelf. I even have all series of yugioh.
But once, there was a disaster at my place, flood came and I couldn't save all my manga, cause I was working at the time, and now, my manga collections is history.
I prefer to keep all my collection in harddisk.
Save and neat.

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5:51 am, Jun 21 2012
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I try to keep them together by author and in chronological order. I've also written the series I have on the edge of my bookcase, so that I know of, I have no doubles (I did once, but that was because I got one as a gift).
But then again I don't have as much manga as others do. Last time I counted, I had about 350 volumes, but I'm sure I have more now.

Post #557317 - Reply to (#557303) by zebaod
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6:53 am, Jun 21 2012
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Oh my that's terrible!
I actually also put my manga in the comic sleeves and tape them so they fit snug.
Haha it sounds a little obsessive but it keeps the books from being bent and free from dust and food/drink/accidents.

I once had a couple books on the floor and spilled 2 gallons of water in my room on my floor. (I was changing the water in my large aquarium) Luckily due to the plastic covers the books were okay but I still freaked out.

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1:11 pm, Jun 21 2012
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I keep a whole list of mangas that I want to buy on microsoft excel, sort them out by language/vol, etc. For those ongoing series like Naruto, Bleach etc, I store the volumes I want to buy in my phone so when I go to the comic store, I would know if I've already bought it. I update the list in my phone after looking at the list in microsoft excel when i know I'm going to the comic store too. Once, i bought a double and it was really painful(on my wallet) but at least, it was a great series.

Updating it on my phone and on the com is really a pain but at least it's worth the effort since I don't buy doubles anymore plus it's free. I used to call my sis to help me check if I had so-and-so when I was at comic stores and she got really annoyed so I started noting everything down by myself since then.

I sort my manga at home by genre. A drawer specially for my 2 favourite ongoing series. One cabinet shelf for shounen manga and another for shoujo manga. I keep some I don't read often together with my school books in another cabinet shelf due to lack of space in the others.

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1:41 pm, Jun 21 2012
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I've only got 130 or so volumes, and they sit on a box shelf, nice and tidy (I am running out of space though. I don't quite know what to do about it just yet lol). It's not hard to know what number I'm on either. Most of the series I own are complete or I'm up to date on the latest release, so I just wait for the next volume to come out xD

Granted, when I was collecting it got a bit difficult remembering what number I was on, but I never bought a double. I remembered the covers quite well. Not that it would have really mattered. It's so easy to exchange the volumes without a huge fuss.

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