Originally Posted by Nyssa
Yes, I agree, that would be an excellent option if only it were feasible. My family, however, has way too many physical books to even think of adding our entire library to Calibre.
Do you have more than one computer/smartphone? Many hands and eyes
Import from ISBN can
take a TXT (opt. CSV) file.
sort your books out into piles, give the ones with bar codes (only 978.... type) to someone with a scanner (app?)
Have others keyboard the ISBN, 1 per line into notepad (simple ASCII TXT) file
keep the piles in order until you verify they processed
Doing batches of 10-20 makes it easier to find the 'problem' (bad number, data not found)
I did 980 books in 2 weeks all by my lonesome
, some so old the did not have an ISBN and had to be Googled when the 'get Metadata' failed