Tellico is a collection manager for KDE. It includes default collections for books, bibliographies, comic books, videos, music, video games, coins, stamps, trading cards, and wines, and also allows custom collections. Unlimited user-defined fields are allowed. Filters are available to limit the visible entries by definable criteria. Full customization for printing is possible through editing the default XSLT file. It can import CSV, Bibtex, Bibtexml, RIS, MODS, CDDB, and audio file metadata and exports CSV, HTML, Bibtex, Bibtexml, ONIX, and PilotDB. Entries may be imported directly from Amazon.com, imdb.com, any z39.50 bibliographic server, PubMed, or an external script.
Re: Nice application for home users
> Tellico has a lot of good features but
> lacks a little for any librian. e.g. you
> can only enter numbers for pages, nit
> XIV,123, A1-A3.
Just change the field, then.
> Also I miss a field for illustrations,
> figs. etc and a field for bibliography
> or indecx.
Just add the field then.
> In fact it should all be combined in a
> collation field (which can't be listed
> or filtered).
Just combine the fields then. Though I fail to see why I should prevent the user from listing or filtering that field.
> I also miss a note field. Librarians
> loves notes.
Just add the field then.
> Finally I miss a layout choice of the
> known catalog card.
Not sure what you mean there.
> That's 2 points off :-) Still a nice
> application for home users.
Seems like you missed the field editor in the collection menu.
Re: Very Good catalog
> Could the internet serches be
> treated as plugins for the program or
> find another way to manage the search
> sourses. I'm saying this because I'd
> like to add or someone to add other
> sources (for example amazon in other
> languages or other other information
> websites) without changing the source
> code of tellico and recompilling. I'd
> also like to mention the searches to
> imdb ignores the "popular
> results" where ususally the movie
> you are searching is.
The popular results for IMDb should work properly in the latest version.
I'm not sure about plugins - that's a bit beyond my knowledge of coding. But if you write any scripts that output the Tellico xml, you can merge that into your collection, such as done with these programs: http://lehvaslaiho.homelinux.org/progs/ (http://lehvaslaiho.homelinux.org/progs/) They don't run from within the user interface, but the command-line.