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CollectionsYour library (6,749), Currently reading (2), To read (10), Read but unowned (2), All collections (6,750)

Reviews22 reviews

TagsZZZ (5,228), Railroad Documents (1,389), Railroads (1,270), Trolleys (936), Chester County (740), Colorado (304), American Guide Series (238), Pennsylvania (232), Railroads - Colorado (220), Russell CM (129) — see all tags

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About meA book collector and ephemera collector. The ephemera is primarily of railroad and Chester County PA. I'm retired, help with several horticultural groups and am volunteer curator of the Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford, PA

About my libraryI'm just getting ready to add items into this system. I have about 6000 items not counting the new material I have purchased recently and the 12 boxes of material I haven't processed yet! Oh well. . . .

Here is how I use the star system. I dreamed it up when I first started and it still works:

Blank, haven't read it or processed it.
1/2 star - get rid of it ASAP. Need the room!
1 star - don't waste your time.
2 star - it has information relative to my collection but I couldn't finish it.
3 star - have read, has information and worth retaining.
4 star - better than your average read.
5 star - great read and I might even want to read it again.

GroupsBBC Radio 3 Listeners, History Fans, Librarians who LibraryThing, Librarything Railroad (The LTR), Rare, Old or Offbeat

Favorite authorsWilliam D. Middleton, Charles M. Russell (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresG. S. MacManus Company, Indian Path Books, Nancy L. Dole Books & Ephemera, The Title Page, Thomas Macaluso Rare & Fine Books, Walk a Crooked Mile Books

Favorite librariesChester County Historical Society Library

Real nameChuck Ulmann

LocationChester County, PA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/ulmannc (profile)
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/ulmannc (library)

Member sinceOct 11, 2012

Currently readingHarmony Junction by Goddard C. Graves
"If thee must fight" : a Civil War history of Chester County, Pennsylvania by Douglas R. Harper

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Chuck

No I'm not a completeist. I finished the American Trails Series. The Western Frontier Library I have most of the ones I want but only the non fiction. There are some of the Rivers books at this time I don't plan on getting. I do have another site jefbra2.

Jeff

Thanks; I am running some "controlled" experiments so I can pass the data along to the Head Pirate and Crew.
Will post in Bug Reports when I feel I have something useful to report beyond what is already there.
Thanks for your reply - appreciated. I first started listening as a teenager in the late early 1960's when my gran gave me an old radio and I used to listen to it on tied to my bike on the butchers round I did on early mornings and Saturday.

Why don't you post your message to me on the Radio 3 group, with a heading, perhaps, of "When did you start listening to Radio 3"? There could be some really interesting responses - possibly. What do you think?
Don't know why you can't join the Radio 3 group ulmannc, anyone should be able to do this. I've sent you an invitation - please let me know if you have any problems.

Your post made me aware that the group was open to all and,as you say, I have now closed it to members only.
Thanks for the suggestion - I'll try to do this. However, in the middle of a busy life I need to anticipate, and I usually only use the internet in the early morning......
Unfortunately I'm uninvolved in the railways over here beyond being a fan.

I was just lucky enough to find the book in a secondhand book store last weekend, I seem to get lucky now and again, previous treasures found in secondhand bookstores include a gift from the Finnish Ambassador to the NSW Premier (our verson of US Governor), hand signed and all.

Hi Chuck!

Good grief, I tried with PayPal and entered the country AUSTRIA; it kept coming up with $0.00 postage. The postage sounds outrageous though, how do Amazon, etc. get by with so little? Anyway, I will be in NYC later this month and can send 20$ by mail if you wish. I am also having my problems with Paypal here and don't want to send more via them.

I will be in NYC to open our NAGA exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art entitled Fiercely Modern
Art of the Naga Warrior, and plan to stay in the city till May 18th. It would be great if you could come there!

By the way, the exhibition lasts from April 26, 2013 to September 16, 2013.

Sorry about the books, but they will be entered into LT.
Look forward to meeting you there or here sometime.

Greetings, JOHN
Hi Chuck! [ulmannc]

Thanks for your comments in the Book added shows up in count but not in 'your books. Wasfascinated to find you are also attached to a museum and I ordered two books from them yesterday, adding that the idea came from you! Maybe I will get to the museum Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford) one day. Now I see all my books in all three places - so I guess we can close the Bug - but I will leave that up to you!

Greetings from Vienna, JOHN
CollectionsYour library (6,416), Currently reading (1), To read (4), Read but unowned (1), All collections (6,476)

Reviews5 reviews

TagsZZZ (5,352), Railroad Documents (1,323), Railroads (1,203), Trolleys (896), Chester County (700), Colorado (248), American Guide Series (237), Pennsylvania (223), Railroads - Colorado (209), Russell CM (127) — see all tags

Don't look now but I have imported everything that I had in my old Access system. Several comments are in order:
1. Of the 6416 listed, I have performed detailed processing and addition of information I could not import on about 1100.
2. The ZZZ tag are the ones that were simply imported but not processed. I wonder how long that will take?

3. The ZZZ number is probably about 800 to 1200 high as based on the way I ran the Access database, it generated two records if there were two authors. I'm cleaning this up.

4. I carry my list around as an Excel spreadsheet as, being a Luddite, I don't have a smart phone AND my good old HP IPAC works just fine. Once the next generation of smart phones comes out and my daughter buys one, I'll inherit hers, will be able to go to LT directly in bookstores (most of the time) and will not worry about this.

5. I pushed all this into LT as I was getting tired of looking up my books in two different places.

Stay tuned for more updates!!
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page I parked this here as I don't know where else to stash it so I can get back to is easily. One of these days I'll put out a question.
I'm getting a real dislike for csv imported data but I really don't know what else to use. The biggest problem is that it is messing up my dates. I'm now going through and stripping off everything beyond the year even though it is causing me to lose information. I would love to find a better way to import.

To strip dates, use =left('field', length.

I'm now using tags to identify which books need to be processed. I put 'zzz' in front of the first tag work and then sort them. The code to do this is ="zzz"&'field'

I'm up to about 1000 entries but will have to go back and fix dates on there but since I'm bringing in my accession number, I can find them without any difficulty.

And on we go!!!
For those of you that care, here is how I'm using the rating stars.

Right now, I set all ratings to 5 stars when I import the items to start as it makes it easy to sort them and get to the ones I process. I import in groups of 20.

Once an imported item is processed, I set the stars to blank.

I only have one item rated for 'real'. It got 5 stars. Going forward I will start using the following system. I read mostly non-faction.

Blank, haven't read it or processed it.
1 star - don't waste your time.
2 star - it has information relative to my collection but I couldn't finish it.
3 star - have read, has information and worth retaining.
4 star - better than your average read.
5 star - great read and I might even want to read it again.
Haven't been posting for a while. Flu or whatever and cleaning up after plastering and painting 3 rooms. .
I'm developing a great dislike for relational databases. My old system was fully relational and now I'm following the structure with a primary author with the others as more or less data elements and I'll bet 1/2 my entries so far are for multiple authors. If they weren't there, things would go much faster! Oh well. . . I'm only into my second week of this. Thank goodness it will be during the winter when I'm stuck inside!!
Ignore ratings in my library for now. I'm using them for flagging purposes as I import records. At he rate I'm going it should take me about 10 years to get everything in!!
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