Mac Users Build Your Library With A Scan

Catalog, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library.
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Get your Mac, a webcam, and Delicious Library and rediscover your home library. Just point any FireWire digital video camera, like an Apple iSight®,
at the barcode on the back of any book, movie, music, or video game.
Delicious Library does the rest. The barcode is scanned and within
seconds the item’s cover appears on your digital shelves filled with
tons of in-depth information downloaded from one of six different web
sources from around the world.

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Once
your whole library is cataloged, you can find and use your items like
never before. Browse, sort, and search through your digital shelves.
Sync your cataloged library onto your iPod or print a color catalog and
take it with you. Find and purchase new items using Delicious Library’s
personalized recommendations. Keep track of the items your friends are
borrowing using Delicious Library’s loan management system, which
integrates with Apple’s Address Book and iCal.


Quickly importing your stuff into Delicious Library doesn’t require a dedicated barcode scanner – you can use any QuickTime┬«-supported digital video camera, like your Apple iSight.
Just hold the barcode on the back of any book, movie, CD, or video game
in front of the camera and your item magically shows up on your digital
shelf seconds later. Using the same technology found in $800
industrial-strength CCD barcode scanners, Delicious Library reads every
single frame of digital video; seeking out, targeting, and instantly
decoding any visible barcodes. This results in a seamless process of
scanning that lets you import about 750 items an hour (assuming you can
move your arms that fast). At that rate the staff of the new downtown Seattle Central Library could work together to import all of their 1.4 million books into Delicious Library in just over 5 hours.

Delicious Monster doesn’t sell iSight cameras, but they come built-in to the Apple iMac and MacBook, or you can buy one from your local Apple Retail Store or at the Apple Online Store. An iSight can also be used for much more than barcode scanning – you can use it to video conference with friends, set up a webcam online, and even play interactive games.

If you have tons of items, or don’t want to have to take your items
to your computer to scan them in, check out our wireless scanner.

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