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Re: [ARSCLIST] Collector descriptions. The CD collector
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From: "Erik Dix" <edix@xxxxxx>
> I might be totally off and this might have been discussed before, but has
> ever anybody tried musiccollector from www.collectorz.com.
> I catalogued my mostly pop and rock cds and albums with it and it works
> well for me. [I have ca. 1500 cds and 400 albums]
> Just a thought....
The problem with using any proprietary software is that you can access your
data, but it is usually impossible for anyone else without that specific
application to do so! The one exception to this is (was?) dBASE, which has
not only become a de facto interchange standard for database files but also
can be used in a text editor (if you ignore file header data).
My personal opinion is that the interchange and exchange of data is a vital
consideration...if only because the only way my (highly theoretical) goal
of an ultimate discographic database covering all extant 78rpm phonorecords
can be accomplished is through combining databases covering different
As a side thought...one wonders if there exist any 78rpm phonorecords
which are known to have existed but for which no copies currently exist?
Steven C. Barr