MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Delicious Library

by Peter Orosz

As seen in MAKE 01 Toolbox

Here's how this beautifully designed personal library database works: grab a book, scan the URL with your iSight or type the ISBN, and watch the book pop up on a virtual shelf. The software connects to to get the cover and the various metadata. Repeat this for all your books (plus your movies and your video games) and you get a virtual re-presentation of your bookshelves all tagged up. The fun doesn't stop here: you can sort your stuff, create custom shelves (think playlists), and sync up with your iPod. You can even drag friends from your Address Book to create a list of borrowers, then lend out books, and let iCal keep track of the due dates.

At the library's website only.