I'm just psyching myself up for digging into organizing my books. It's been close to a year since they've been sitting on the shelves here, just waiting for me to get around to them.
I think I've found software for cataloguing my books.* I think. We'll see.
As I catalogue, I'm hoping to also figure out how I want to organize my books. They've been organized before. (I actually just last night found my 2009 hand-drawn diagram for my books.)
But there are just so many of them and they're all over the place. And, frankly, it's just ugly. Books and pictures and odds-and-ends and papers just shoved in everywhere.
So I'm going to first see if I can figure out how to use the software. And then things might get messy before they get anywhere close to neat.
* Eight years ago I started a couple of spreadsheets into which I entered all of the information by hand. That didn't last long. I entered a little under a thousand books. The categories: author, title, publication place, publisher, publication year, and ISBN. I also included a column for notes, one for whether I'd stamped the book, and one for lending the book out. Oh, and a column for duplicates.