Preparing for import

With Book Collector you can import a .csv or text list. Book Collector’s text import is limited to these fields: ISBN, Title and Author. It is not possible to import any additional fields.

  1. Create a *.txt or *.csv file with a text editor program such as Notes or TextEdit with all your “to be imported” books (you can also export to a *.txt or *.csv file from your Spreadsheet program).
  2. Save this text or CSV file (with UTF8 encoding).


Here’s how to import your text / csv file:

  1. Start Book Collector
  2. Click: File > Import From > Text
  3. Click Browse and locate your txt/csv file
  4. Set the text qualifiers and delimiters to match your text file
  5. *Check the preview** to ensure everything appears correctly
  6. Once complete, click OK to import the list

Updating your data

After importing you can retrieve more information from the Core for Books Online Database. Here’s how:

  1. Click Edit > Select All
  2. Click CLZ Core > Update Book(s) from Core
  3. A message will appear asking you if you’d like to link your books, click Yes.
  4. Book Collector will now search our online database
  5. Results will be shown at the bottom of the screen
  6. Select a result form our database then click Update

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