Magazine Database

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 77railer, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. 77railer

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if anyone out there in cyberland had created a database to keep track of which magazines they had and the articles within them. I just recieved a collection of train magazines and want a way to keep up with them as well as which Im missing. Thanks for all your help.


    77Railer
  2. nachoman

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  3. 77railer

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    Well...that shows what articles are in which magazine...although it isnt complete...it doesnt help us keep track of which magazines we have...77Railer
  4. jon-monon

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    I keep a simple spreadsheet for each magazine, months across the top, years in the first column, then just place an "X" on each magazine I have. I have one spreadsheet for each magazine. It's easy to update, most of the work is already done. Then, so I can access it from anywhere or share it with friends, I export to html and post the result on a web site (click "my magazines"):

    http://www.2guyzandsumtrains.com/2g/UJ/

    When I want to research something, I use the index nachoman pointed out and search by keyword, then compare the results to my index and pull out the mags I need.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    One of the things I have on my "to do" list is to scan all of my magazines to cdr or cdrw and throw out the paper versions.
  6. 77railer

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    Not sure if I would throw out the paper versions...never know when they might come in handy. I have no clue what years/months I have at this moment....guess I will start creating my own database....should prove to be interesting...maybe access would be best...if I created a basic database then I could share it on here and you all could input which months/years you have...articles could be cataloged as well...77railer

    Unless someone knows of an easier way...?
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    just collect all of them :D :D
  8. 77railer

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    LOL...Thats a good one...guess Im gonna have to get a subscription then eh?

    77Railer
  9. 77railer

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    Found a proggy named book organizer 3.6 so Im busy creating my database...slow and steady,lol. This is gonna take weeks,lol.
    77Railer