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    Librarian Pro 3
    Version 3.1.2
    It is difficult to sort through all of your books, movies, music, and so forth to see which ones you have on file, or to find where you last shelved a particular one. Librarian Pro is a complete personal inventory system!
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Designed for Collectors

We all collect something, whether it's stamps, movies, games, music, books or wine. Librarian Pro brings sophistication and class to managing your collection! Browse all of your items at a glance on a virtual bookshelf, in a list, or in cover flow.

Item artwork and information is easily and automatically downloaded from the web. Even track which items you have lent out to friends; or, for small businesses, go as far as recording late fees and due dates.


This system keeps track of all previous data you've entered and will offer suggestions as you type!
View a summary of all of your library items at once. Viewing charts that outline the total value of items in your library, genres, actors, musicians, and literally any other value you've entered!
With as little as a barcode or item title, Librarian Pro can scour the web and find all matching items and fill in the missing details. From cover artwork to the list of tracks on an album or even the full list of cast in a movie.

Complete Inventory Control

If you are managing a full inventory of items for sale on eBay, or using Librarian Pro to track which friend borrowed which movies, the power-user features in Librarian Pro will make your life a breeze.

Taking full advantage of optical recognition technology, use your web cam or physical barcode scanner to add items to your library or manage inventory. Mark items as lent out to specific users, track in your computer's calendar, automatically send e-mails or display alerts. Even manage late fees and due dates.


Other Highlights

Detailed

Pre-defined item types that come with a variety of fields to enter all information you could ever possibly desire.

Collections

Create smart collections that automatically include items based on a set of criteria you specify. Want to quickly view all movies with Christian Bale? Done!

Import & Export

Easily import from our competitor's titles and other common file formats. Export for easy viewing as a web page or into our Data Guardian app!

Multi-Database Support

Create an unlimited number of databases: one for each collection you own!

Isolate Duplicates

Easily identify and delete duplicate library items.

Mac & PC Compatible

One database will work on both your Mac and PC.

Statistics

View a summary of all items in your library to compare prices and more.

Web Auto-Fill

Integrates with numerous web sites to automatically download item information.

Multi-Database Support

Create an unlimited number of separate databases.

Smart Collections

Automatically sort items by specific criteria.

Borrowers

Track item lending and charge late fees.

Export

Export to the web and a variety of other formats.

Import

Import from text, CSV, iTunes, 'pedias, Delicious Library and more!

Beautiful

View as a list, as a bookshelf, or in cover flow mode.

Duplicate Filter

Easily isolate and display duplicate items.

Details

Fill in countless details about items ranging from tracks on an album to the illustrator for a book.

Sales Tracking

Record detailed purchase and sale information for items, such as purchase location, price, original value, used value, item URL, AND MORE.

Reviews

Write internal reviews.

Barcode Scanning

Use your web cam or physical barcode scanner to add items or update inventory.

Cross-Platform

One database works on both Mac and PC.

Calendar

Track lent out items in Mac OS X's Calendar.app and send reminder e-mails or display alerts.

Auto-Complete

Auto-complete helps speed data entry by remembering entires for other items.

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

Older Versions

These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.

Name Version Size Date Platform Minimum OS Download
Librarian Pro 3.0.5 26.36 MB January 24, 2014 Mac Mac OS 10.6 (Intel) Download
  Final release that will work on Mac OS X 10.6.
Librarian Pro 2.2.6 17.86 MB January 10, 2013 Mac Mac OS 10.6 (Intel) Download
Librarian Pro 2.2.5 22.89 MB December 27, 2012 PC Windows 2000/XP Download
Librarian Pro 2.2.1 19.58 MB September 7, 2012 Mac Mac OS 10.4 (PPC/Intel) Download

This isn't just an inventory system. It's an incredible one. Better than anything else I've ever used. Not only is it superior to Delicious Library in my opinion, it's also compatible with it - how can you argue with that? This app has saved me so much time and stress I feel the least I can do is write it a golden review. 10/10 and two thumbs up here for sure.

Luke Jackson

I love how you can just straight-up scan things in with the barcode scanner. So simple and friendly. Delicious Library is a thing of the past for me after using this one. I think I need to settle down 'cause I'm about to go and recommend this to everyone I know at this rate.

Kelly Nethers

Beautiful, incredibly user-friendly interface. Does everything that other home inventory apps do and then some. I don't feel any need at all to search for an alternative to compare to like I have before with other apps. I believe I've reached the end of the road here after finding this one and the view is breathtaking. Highly, highly recommended.

Marie Jenkins

No limits. I was sold on this one the first time I ever used it. You can make your databases as simple or as complicated as you like - the limits here are entirely up to you. Another bonus is that it's compatible with both Mac and Windows. I'm just waiting for an iOS version to take with me on the go and my life will be complete. Keep at it, Koingo. You guys are wonderful.

Ashleigh Black

I can't believe how much this app doesn't even compare with its competition. It blows them all right out of the water, no questions asked. Even Delicious Library takes a backseat to Librarian Pro, and I've used Delicious forever. Looks like it's out with the old and in with the new and absolutely brilliant.

Ashton Bates

Delicious Library really limits what you can do with it once you've actually put a collection into the database. Librarian Pro has no limits whatsoever. I think I've officially been converted… so long, Delicious. It's been fun.

Jesse Man

This app made having my own home library not only so much easier, but also a lot of fun. I can lend out movies or books to friends without needing to worry about remembering who has what. It's all right here in the app.

David Love

You can use this app for anything, not just movies and books! I was very pleasantly surprised when I discovered the dynamics of this app and all the possibilities that came with it. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I'm glad I do now. I won't be using anything else for as long as I live.

Bary Dickins

There's a comfort in knowing that all your possessions are categorized and logged neatly all in one place. My house got broken into a couple of years back and I only wish I'd had this app to look back on and figure out what was missing after the fact. So incredibly useful and easy to apply to your every day life. I swear I'll never live another day without it.

Justin Gus

Extremely user-friendly and compatible with third parties. Can seamlessly import all sorts of data from Address Book, Delicious Library, iTunes, and even Amazon! I honestly couldn't be more impressed.

Donna Peters

All of our products come with a full set of licensing options: from single users and households to small businesses and larger corporations.


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Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

For speedy item entry, it is possible to type in a list of ISBN and UPC codes for items and have Librarian Pro automatically add them to your database and query the web for their details.

  1. Choose "Inventory Manager" from the "Borrow" menu.
  2. Setup the configuration for adding items by clicking the Options button.
  3. Hold up the item's barcode to the web cam or type the barcode in and hit enter.

Librarian Pro can manage basic user accounts for recording who has borrowed which items. To begin, you will need to have created at least one borrower.

  1. Click the plus (+) icon below the borrowers list or choose "New Borrower" from the File menu.
  2. Fill in the Borrower details.
  3. Close the window and click Save when prompted.

Assuming you have at least one item in your library, you can assign it to the borrower by one of the following methods:

  1. Select the item in the main library list and choose "Mark as Borrowed..." from the "Item" menu. You will then be prompted to select a borrower and a checked-out date.
  2. Double click the item in the main library list to view its details, click the "Additional" tab, and then click the "Mark as Borrowed..." button. You will then be prompted to select a borrower and a checked-out date.
  3. Drag and drop the item from the main library list onto the borrower's name in the sidebar.

All changes related to borrowing assignments are automatic and no saving is necessary. Additionally, if an item is removed from the library that borrowers have checked out, it will first be returned and then removed.

To mark an item as returned, follow the same steps as above. The buttons and menu items will now be labelled as "Mark as Returned".

It is also possible to check-out or return more than one item at a time. Simply select all the desired items in the main list and perform the same action as if you had only a single item selected.

Collections provide a way to organize items in your library aside from the standard groupings of type.

Creating a new collection

  1. Click the plus (+) icon below the collections list, or choose "New Collection" or "New Smart Collection" from the File menu to create a regular collection.

If you have created a regular collection, it will now appear in the collections sidebar of the main window. Type in a new name for the collection and hit enter. Then just drag and drop the items you wish to be part of that collection into it.

Smart Collections, however, are quite a bit different. Unlike traditional collections which require you to manually add your own items, Smart Collections automatically update, remove, and add items based on your criteria.

When you first choose the option of creating a new Smart Collection, you are presented with a window to specify rules for which items will be included. These rules can be changed afterward by highlighting the collection in the list, pressing the gear icon, and choosing "Edit Collection Rules".

Librarian Pro can export to both to HTML and your iPod. Creating new templates for both of these formats is relatively easy if you have experience with a text editor. Of course, creating a HTML template requires knowledge of HTML as well. Once installed, templates are stored in the Application Support (Mac OS) or Application Data (Windows) folders.

Creating an HTML Template

  1. Create a new folder on your desktop with the new name of your template.
  2. Create a basic design for the template and save it into this new folder as masterTemplate.html. Any and all required images for this design must go into a folder called "images".
  3. Rename masterTemplate.html to books.html and duplicate it five times. Rename all copies so they have the names: music.html, movies.html, pchardware.html, software.html, and videogames.html. Hereafter, these files will be referred to as "body files".
  4. Open all six body files and put a [item] and [/item] tag set around the area which will contain the template for the item details. Then, customize the item details area with any of the tags specified below. The content within the [item] [/item] area will be duplicated as many times as the item count per page (as specified by the user in the Export dialog). For instance, if the user is exporting 100 movies, and specifies 3 movies per page on export, the HTML that will be outputted will be in a single file containing: the top of the page, [item] content, [item] content, [item] content, and the end of the page. Additional copies of this page will be created until their entire count has been exported. In this case, 34 pages for movies will be created.
  5. In each body page, on the first lines following [item], include a [settings] and [/settings] tag set. Theoretically, this can be placed anywhere between the [item] and [/item] tags, but for simplicity it is best to put it right after [item]. It will be removed from the final product, but will prevent the template from being loaded if it does not exist.

    Example:
    [settings]
      [coverHeight]100[/coverHeight]
      [coverWidth]100[/coverWidth]
      [fillColor]#RRGGBB[/fillColor]
      [bigCoverHeight]400[/bigCoverHeight]
      [bigCoverWidth]400[/bigCoverWidth]
      [bigFillColor]#RRGGBB[/bigFillColor]
    [/settings]


    The top two tags are for you to specify the maximum width and height of cover art if you used a [LPItem:ProductImage] tag in the body file. If a [fillColor] (optional) is specified, the cover art will be exported and if it cannot be scaled down proportionally to fit exactly to the bounds specified, filler color will be used around the edges. Otherwise, an image of "best fit" is exported. The width and height of this image may be smaller than the [coverHeight] and [coverWidth] specified, but never larger. The "big" versions refer to [LPItem:ProductImageBig].
  6. Lastly, you must create an index.html page which will link to each item page. See the list of tags below for ones valid on the Index page. There must also be a [settings] tag set on the index.html page, but for other settings.

    [settings]
      [starBackgroundColor]#RRGGBB[/starBackgroundColor]
    [/settings]


    Leave [starBackgroundColor] blank to use PNGs with 8-bit masks. This is the new and modern format. This is NOT supported in Internet Explorer 6 and lower.
  7. Optionally, you can create a preview.html file to enable the template preview option in the Export window. Store images for this template in a different folder than "images". This way they will not be copied over to the final product. Also, a style.css will be copied over as well if one exists.
  8. The following files should now be created:
    • index.html ‚Äî the main index page for the export which contains links to the body pages (item lists).
    • books.html, generalitems.html, music.html, movies.html, pchardware.html, software.html, videogames.html ‚Äî contains template for each item type.
  9. Launch Librarian Pro and open the Export window.
  10. Click the HTML tab, and press the "Install New..." button.
  11. Choose the folder you just created for your template. It will then be added to the templates popup menu if it was created successfully.
  12. Perform an export as desired using your new template.

Export Variables

The following is a list of variables which may be used in both HTML and iPod export templates. Validity defines where the tag can be used. Header and Footer define the area of the body page above the [item] tag and below the [/item] tag respectively. Body refers to any content between the [item] and [/item] tag set. Index refers to the index.html page only.

To use custom values from General Items or from the Additional Values area, use this format: [LPItem:FieldName]. For instance, if the field name was 'Wine Year', the variable would be presented as follows: [LPItem:Wine Year].

Tag Validity Description
[LPMain:DatabaseTitle] iPod, Header, Footer, Index Title of your database
[LPMain:ItemCount] iPod, Header, Footer, Index Total items exported. If on a header or footer page, total items exported of the type.
[LPMain:HomeURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the index page
[LPMain:BookURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first book page
[IfBookPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfBookPage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Book page.
[LPMain:GeneralItemURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first general item page
[IfGeneralItemPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfGeneralItemPage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a General Items page.
[LPMain:MusicURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first music page
[IfMusicPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfMusicPage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Music page.
[LPMain:MovieURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first movie page
[IfMoviePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfMoviePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Movie page.
[LPMain:PCHardwareURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first hardware page
[IfPCHardwarePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfPCHardwarePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a PC Hardware page.
[LPMain:SoftwareURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first software page
[IfSoftwarePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfSoftwarePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Software page.
[LPMain:VideoGameURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first video game page
[IfVideoGamePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfVideoGamePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the page if there is a Video Game index page.
[LPMain:TotalPages] Header, Footer Total Bodys for this type
[LPMain:CurrentPage] Header, Footer Current page number
[LPMain:NextPageURL] Header, Footer URL to the next page
[IfNextPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfNextPage]
Header, Footer Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the page if there is a next page.
[LPMain:PrevPageURL] Header, Footer URL to the previous page
[IfPrevPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfPrevPage]
Header, Footer Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the page if there is a previous page.
[LPMain:PageType] Header, Footer Books, General Items, Movies, Music, PC Hardware, Software, Video Games
[LPItem:ProductImage] Body Cover art for the item
[LPItem:ProductImageBig] Body Larger version of the covert art for the item
[LPItem:AdditionalNotes] iPod, Body The notes field (found under the Additional tab)
[LPItem:ASIN] iPod, Body ASIN
[LPItem:Awards] iPod, Body Awards
[LPItem:BorrowedDate] iPod, Body Date the item was borrowed, if at all.
[LPItem:BorrowerUID] iPod, Body The name of the borrower
[LPItem:Collection] iPod, Body Collection ID (not the collection it exists within in Librarian Pro)
[LPItem:Condition] iPod, Body Condition
[LPItem:Country] iPod, Body Country
[LPItem:Credits] iPod, Body Credits (names and roles)
[LPItem:EAN] iPod, Body EAN
[LPItem:Genre] iPod, Body Genre
[LPItem:ISBN] iPod, Body ISBN
[LPItem:Languages] iPod, Body Languages
[LPItem:ListPrice] iPod, Body List Price
[LPItem:Location] iPod, Body Location
[LPItem:MediaFormat] iPod, Body The type of media the item comes in
[LPItem:MPN] iPod, Body MPN
[LPItem:NewValue] iPod, Body Current value of the item retail
[LPItem:NumberInSeries] iPod, Body Number of the item in the series
[LPItem:PriceCurrency] iPod, Body Currency of the List Price
[LPItem:PurchasedDate] iPod, Body When the item was purchased
[LPItem:PurchasedFrom] iPod, Body Where the item was purchased
[LPItem:PurchasePrice] iPod, Body The amount the item was purchased for
[LPItem:Quantity] iPod, Body Quantity
[LPItem:RatingAmazon] iPod, Body Amazon rating (out of 5)
[LPItem:RatingPersonal] iPod, Body Personal rating (out of 5)
[LPItem:RecordType] iPod, Body Book, General Item, Music, Movie, PC Hardware, etc.
[LPItem:Rental] iPod, Body Rental
[LPItem:SaleStatus] iPod, Body Sale Status
[LPItem:SalePrice] iPod, Body Sale Price
[LPItem:SaleLocation] iPod, Body Sale Location
[LPItem:SaleTransactionID] iPod, Body Transaction ID
[LPItem:SaleBuyerName] iPod, Body Buyer Name
[LPItem:SaleBuyerPhone] iPod, Body Buyer Phone
[LPItem:SaleDate] iPod, Body Sale Date
[LPItem:SaleBuyerEMail] iPod, Body Buyer E-Mail
[LPItem:SaleBuyerAddress] iPod, Body Buyer Address
[LPItem:SaleURL] iPod, Body Sale URL
[LPItem:Series] iPod, Body Series
[LPItem:SerialNumber] iPod, Body Serial Number
[LPItem:SKU] iPod, Body SKU
[LPItem:Summary] iPod, Body Summary
[LPItem:Title] iPod, Body Title
[LPItem:UniqueID] iPod, Body Unique ID number for this item
[LPItem:UPC] iPod, Body UPC
[LPItem:UsedValue] iPod, Body Current value of the item used
[LPItem:z_BookAuthor] iPod, Body Author
[LPItem:z_BookCopyright] iPod, Body Copyright
[LPItem:z_BookCurrentPage] iPod, Body Current Page
[LPItem:z_BookDeweyDecimal] iPod, Body Dewey Decimal
[LPItem:z_BookEdition] iPod, Body Edition
[LPItem:z_BookEditor] iPod, Body Editor
[LPItem:z_BookFirstRead] iPod, Body Date when the book was first read
[LPItem:z_BookIllustrator] iPod, Body Illustrator
[LPItem:z_BookLCCN] iPod, Body Library of Congress Control Number
[LPItem:z_BookPages] iPod, Body Page Count
[LPItem:z_BookPlacePublished] iPod, Body Place Published
[LPItem:z_BookPublisher] iPod, Body Publisher
[LPItem:z_BookReadingLevel] iPod, Body Reading Level
[LPItem:z_BookReleasePublication] iPod, Body Original Release Date
[LPItem:z_BookSigned] iPod, Body Yes/No (is the book signed or not)
[LPItem:z_BookTranslator] iPod, Body Translator
[LPItem:z_GeneralItemsReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_HardwareBrand] iPod, Body Brand
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimHeight] iPod, Body Hardware Height
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimLength] iPod, Body Hardware Length
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimWeight] iPod, Body Hardware Weight
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimWidth] iPod, Body Hardware Width
[LPItem:z_HardwareFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_HardwareMainColor] iPod, Body Main Color
[LPItem:z_HardwareManufacturer] iPod, Body Manufacturer
[LPItem:z_HardwarePlatform] iPod, Body Platform
[LPItem:z_HardwareReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_HardwareWarranty] iPod, Body Warranty
[LPItem:z_MovieAspectRatio] iPod, Body Aspect Ratio
[LPItem:z_MovieAudioFormat] iPod, Body Audio Format
[LPItem:z_MovieCinematographer] iPod, Body Cinematographer
[LPItem:z_MovieComposer] iPod, Body Composer
[LPItem:z_MovieContentRating] iPod, Body Content Rating
[LPItem:z_MovieDirector] iPod, Body Director
[LPItem:z_MovieDiscCount] iPod, Body Disc Count
[LPItem:z_MovieDuration] iPod, Body Duration
[LPItem:z_MovieFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_MoviePictureFormat] iPod, Body Picture Format
[LPItem:z_MovieRegionCode] iPod, Body Region Code
[LPItem:z_MovieReleaseHome] iPod, Body Released to Home Media Date
[LPItem:z_MovieReleaseTheatre] iPod, Body Theatrical Release
[LPItem:z_MovieStars] iPod, Body Stars
[LPItem:z_MovieStudio] iPod, Body Studio
[LPItem:z_MovieSubtitleLanguages] iPod, Body Subtitle Languages
[LPItem:z_MovieVideoFormat] iPod, Body NTSC or PAL
[LPItem:z_MusicArtist] iPod, Body Artist
[LPItem:z_MusicAudioFormat] iPod, Body Audio Format
[LPItem:z_MusicComposer] iPod, Body Composer
[LPItem:z_MusicConductor] iPod, Body Conductor
[LPItem:z_MusicDiscCount] iPod, Body Disc Count
[LPItem:z_MusicDuration] iPod, Body Duration
[LPItem:z_MusicLabel] iPod, Body Music Label
[LPItem:z_MusicMixer] iPod, Body Mixer
[LPItem:z_MusicProducer] iPod, Body Producer
[LPItem:z_MusicReleaseAgain] iPod, Body Rerelease Date
[LPItem:z_MusicReleaseOriginal] iPod, Body Original Release Date
[LPItem:z_MusicSpecialRemarks] iPod, Body Special Remarks
[LPItem:z_MusicTracks] iPod, Body Artist - Title (Duration, Disc: #, Track: #)
[LPItem:z_SoftwareASR] iPod, Body Additional System Requirements
[LPItem:z_SoftwareDeveloper] iPod, Body Developer
[LPItem:z_SoftwareDeveloperEMail] iPod, Body Developer E-Mail
[LPItem:z_SoftwareDeveloperURL] iPod, Body Developer URL
[LPItem:z_SoftwareFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_SoftwareLicenseKey] iPod, Body License Key
[LPItem:z_SoftwareLicenseType] iPod, Body License Type
[LPItem:z_SoftwarePlatform] iPod, Body Platform
[LPItem:z_SoftwarePublisher] iPod, Body Publisher
[LPItem:z_SoftwareReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_VideoGameAchievements] iPod, Body Achievements
[LPItem:z_VideoGameASR] iPod, Body Additional System Requirements
[LPItem:z_VideoGameBestTime] iPod, Body Best Time
[LPItem:z_VideoGameCheats] iPod, Body Cheats, Codes, Walkthroughs
[LPItem:z_VideoGameCompleted] iPod, Body Completed (Yes/No)
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDeveloper] iPod, Body Developer
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDeveloperEMail] iPod, Body Developer E-Mail
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDeveloperURL] iPod, Body Developer URL
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDifficulty] iPod, Body Difficulty
[LPItem:z_VideoGameESRB] iPod, Body ESRB Rating
[LPItem:z_VideoGameFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_VideoGameHighScore] iPod, Body High Score
[LPItem:z_VideoGameLicenseKey] iPod, Body License Key
[LPItem:z_VideoGameLicenseType] iPod, Body License Type
[LPItem:z_VideoGameMultiplayerMode] iPod, Body Multiplayer Details/Mode
[LPItem:z_VideoGameNowPlaying] iPod, Body Now Playing (Yes/No)
[LPItem:z_VideoGameNumberPlayers] iPod, Body Number of Players
[LPItem:z_VideoGamePlatform] iPod, Body Platform
[LPItem:z_VideoGamePublisher] iPod, Body Publisher
[LPItem:z_VideoGameReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_VideoGameSpecialEdition] iPod, Body Special Edition (Yes/No)

Item Types

  1. Coin-collecting (Numismatics)
  2. Wine

User Interface

  1. FrontRow plugin.

Functionality

  1. Ability to import and update eBooks, Movies, Music from iTunes.
  2. Organize volumes in "1,2,3..." fashion (English sorting).
  3. Multi-field sorting options (first by author, then by series, then by series number.).
  4. Spotlight-searchable databases.
  5. Ability to generate a MARC record upon input of an ISBN.
  6. Send as E-Mail to include item image (AppleScript in Mail.app does not support this yet)
  7. Sell on Amazon/eBay, etc. and auto-populate details
  8. "I would really like to search for books using nonconsecutive terms. In other words, if I want to search for a book called "American History" by John Smith, I'd like to be able to type in "history smith" and see all results that match that query. As it stands now, I can only find results by typing in consecutive terms, like "American history" (but this of course brings up every single book with that (very common) term somewhere in the description."
  9. Ability to set partial dates (ie. October 2011) or date ranges (ie. 1997-2009)

Web Item Search

  1. User-createable plugins to search their own sites. Returns results in a format native to Librarian Pro.
  2. Amazon.cn
  3. Library of Congress
  4. IMDB
  5. BOL
  6. CDDB
  7. Royal library
  8. BibText
  9. CasadelLibro

Import/Export

  1. EndNote
  2. DL/Bruji borrower import
  3. Export to XML.
  4. HTML export to allow breaking item lists up by collection
  5. Software import to support app version numbers on Windows
  6. Drag and drop apps into Librarian Pro to create miscellaneous item type with file details
  7. Ignore "header row" when importing

Other

  1. iPhone version.
  2. Option to allow letters in barcodes/SKUs/ISBNs, etc.

Librarian Pro can import from Delicious Library, Bookpedia, CDpedia, DVDpedia, Gamepedia, iTunes and more!

  1. With a database window open, choose "Import..." from the "Item" menu.
  2. Click the type of database or information you would like to import from the toolbar at the left side of the window.
  3. Specify any additional options as desired and click "Import".

Additionally, a Text import option is also available. This allows for easy importing from CSV, tab-delimited, or custom flat-text file formats.

  1. Click the Text icon on the navigation pane.
  2. Specify both the record and field delimiters for the file you wish to open.
  3. Click the "Open..." button and choose the file to import.
  4. If the field and record delimiters were correctly specified, the first record should now be shown in the list.
  5. Specify where each field should go by clicking on each row in the "Map To" column. This only needs to be done for the first record — it will carry over for all additional records.
  6. Click "Import".

Librarian Pro is intended as a home inventory solution. While it offers many powerful features, it is not a replacement for a full library management system for a school or business.

When the program first launches, a clean database will be automatically created and displayed. Begin adding items by making a selection from the "New..." menu item under the Item menu. Enter the item details as desired, and close the window to be prompted if the changes should be kept and applied to your database.

Items can be dragged and dropped between databases, onto borrowers, and onto regular collections. To add a new collection, click the plus (+) icon at the bottom of the collections list. Specify a name, and hit the enter key to enact the change.

Please see the additional sections in this manual for help on reloading details from the web, importing, exporting, and other useful features.

== Issues Yet to Verify ==
• Every time closing database it asks to save it, regardless if there were changes (Windows only)
• Defaults to Gallery View regardless of previous setting (Windows only)
• Maximize/minimize options greyed out (Windows only)
• Barcode scanner not working (Windows)
• Publication date not included with Books when using auto-fill

Loading item details from the web is one of Librarian Pro's highlights.

  1. Create a new item via the Item menu.
  2. Type in the title of the item.
  3. Choose "Search Web for Item" from the "Item" menu.
  4. The web will be queried for possible results and they will then be displayed in the new window which appeared.
  5. Use the back/forward buttons to find the correct item.
  6. Click Auto-fill on the toolbar.

The database format for Librarian Pro is interchangeable between both the Mac and Windows versions without any need for updating or converting. Additionally, the feature set in both applications is identical and license codes are valid for both versions.

After purchasing your Bluetooth-enabled wireless barcode scanner, follow the steps below to ensure successful integration with Librarian Pro:

Initial Configuration on Mac OS X 10.7 or later

  1. Plug in and charge your wireless barcode scanner.
  2. Ensure you have paired the wireless scanner with the cradle by scanning the barcode on the cradle. If successful, after 10 seconds, the blue LED on the cradle will stop blinking and stay illuminated.
  3. Print and scan the code on Page 17 of the manual under "When the MS9535 Acts as a Server to Other Bluetooth Devices." This will setup scanner in the correct mode so that it can be connected to your computer.
  4. In the Finder choose "Computer" from the "Go" menu
  5. Open your hard drive, "System", "Library", "CoreServices" and then "Bluetooth Setup Assistant.app"
  6. Wait for the VoyagerBT device to appear (not the MS9535 cradle), and click the "Continue" button.
  7. Pairing will fail. Click the "Passcode Options..." button and choose "Do not use a passcode with this device." Click OK
  8. Click Continue and pairing will be successful.

Initial Configuration on Mac OS X 10.6

  1. Plug in the cradle to a power source and let your barcode scanner fully charge. Only continue to step 3 once the scanner is fully charged.
  2. (optional) Configure the barcode scanner using the manual if necessary. Metrologic MS9535 barcode scanners should work right out of the box.
  3. Plug the USB Bluetooth wedge into your computer, if required. A bluetooth wedge may not be required if your computer already has Bluetooth built-in.
  4. Open "System Preferences" from the Apple menu and click the "Bluetooth" icon.
  5. Click the add button (+) at the bottom of the device list.
  6. A setup assistant will be launched and will greet you. Click Continue.
  7. On the "Select Device Type" screen select the choice: "Any Device" and click Continue.
  8. Choose your wireless barcode scanner (ie. VoyagerBT) from the device list and press Continue. If given a choice between the cradle for your scanner and the scanner itself, choose the scanner.
  9. The assistant will gather information about the device. When finished, click Continue.
  10. Enter a passkey of "0000" (without quotes), and press Continue. The device will be configured. When complete, press the Quit button. If the passkey of 000 does not work, go back to the previous screen where you selected the device, and press "Passkey Options" and select the option to not use a passkey.
  11. The device now appears in the Bluetooth device list, select it and press the "Advanced..." button.
  12. Ensure the Serial Port Type is set to "RS-232" and not "Modem", and then click OK.

After Setup is Complete

  1. Open "Librarian Pro" and click the "Hardware" tab in the "Inventory" window.
  2. Select the VoyagerBT device and click "Connect"
  3. Begin scanning! Don't forget to disconnect the scanner when finished.

For speedy item entry, it is possible to type in a list of ISBN and UPC codes for items and have Librarian Pro automatically add them to your database and query the web for their details.

  1. Choose "Inventory Manager" from the "Borrow" menu.
  2. Setup the configuration for adding items by clicking the Options button.
  3. Hold up the item's barcode to the web cam or type the barcode in and hit enter.

Librarian Pro can manage basic user accounts for recording who has borrowed which items. To begin, you will need to have created at least one borrower.

  1. Click the plus (+) icon below the borrowers list or choose "New Borrower" from the File menu.
  2. Fill in the Borrower details.
  3. Close the window and click Save when prompted.

Assuming you have at least one item in your library, you can assign it to the borrower by one of the following methods:

  1. Select the item in the main library list and choose "Mark as Borrowed..." from the "Item" menu. You will then be prompted to select a borrower and a checked-out date.
  2. Double click the item in the main library list to view its details, click the "Additional" tab, and then click the "Mark as Borrowed..." button. You will then be prompted to select a borrower and a checked-out date.
  3. Drag and drop the item from the main library list onto the borrower's name in the sidebar.

All changes related to borrowing assignments are automatic and no saving is necessary. Additionally, if an item is removed from the library that borrowers have checked out, it will first be returned and then removed.

To mark an item as returned, follow the same steps as above. The buttons and menu items will now be labelled as "Mark as Returned".

It is also possible to check-out or return more than one item at a time. Simply select all the desired items in the main list and perform the same action as if you had only a single item selected.

Collections provide a way to organize items in your library aside from the standard groupings of type.

Creating a new collection

  1. Click the plus (+) icon below the collections list, or choose "New Collection" or "New Smart Collection" from the File menu to create a regular collection.

If you have created a regular collection, it will now appear in the collections sidebar of the main window. Type in a new name for the collection and hit enter. Then just drag and drop the items you wish to be part of that collection into it.

Smart Collections, however, are quite a bit different. Unlike traditional collections which require you to manually add your own items, Smart Collections automatically update, remove, and add items based on your criteria.

When you first choose the option of creating a new Smart Collection, you are presented with a window to specify rules for which items will be included. These rules can be changed afterward by highlighting the collection in the list, pressing the gear icon, and choosing "Edit Collection Rules".

Item Types

  1. Coin-collecting (Numismatics)
  2. Wine

User Interface

  1. FrontRow plugin.

Functionality

  1. Ability to import and update eBooks, Movies, Music from iTunes.
  2. Organize volumes in "1,2,3..." fashion (English sorting).
  3. Multi-field sorting options (first by author, then by series, then by series number.).
  4. Spotlight-searchable databases.
  5. Ability to generate a MARC record upon input of an ISBN.
  6. Send as E-Mail to include item image (AppleScript in Mail.app does not support this yet)
  7. Sell on Amazon/eBay, etc. and auto-populate details
  8. "I would really like to search for books using nonconsecutive terms. In other words, if I want to search for a book called "American History" by John Smith, I'd like to be able to type in "history smith" and see all results that match that query. As it stands now, I can only find results by typing in consecutive terms, like "American history" (but this of course brings up every single book with that (very common) term somewhere in the description."
  9. Ability to set partial dates (ie. October 2011) or date ranges (ie. 1997-2009)

Web Item Search

  1. User-createable plugins to search their own sites. Returns results in a format native to Librarian Pro.
  2. Amazon.cn
  3. Library of Congress
  4. IMDB
  5. BOL
  6. CDDB
  7. Royal library
  8. BibText
  9. CasadelLibro

Import/Export

  1. EndNote
  2. DL/Bruji borrower import
  3. Export to XML.
  4. HTML export to allow breaking item lists up by collection
  5. Software import to support app version numbers on Windows
  6. Drag and drop apps into Librarian Pro to create miscellaneous item type with file details
  7. Ignore "header row" when importing

Other

  1. iPhone version.
  2. Option to allow letters in barcodes/SKUs/ISBNs, etc.

Librarian Pro is intended as a home inventory solution. While it offers many powerful features, it is not a replacement for a full library management system for a school or business.

When the program first launches, a clean database will be automatically created and displayed. Begin adding items by making a selection from the "New..." menu item under the Item menu. Enter the item details as desired, and close the window to be prompted if the changes should be kept and applied to your database.

Items can be dragged and dropped between databases, onto borrowers, and onto regular collections. To add a new collection, click the plus (+) icon at the bottom of the collections list. Specify a name, and hit the enter key to enact the change.

Please see the additional sections in this manual for help on reloading details from the web, importing, exporting, and other useful features.

Loading item details from the web is one of Librarian Pro's highlights.

  1. Create a new item via the Item menu.
  2. Type in the title of the item.
  3. Choose "Search Web for Item" from the "Item" menu.
  4. The web will be queried for possible results and they will then be displayed in the new window which appeared.
  5. Use the back/forward buttons to find the correct item.
  6. Click Auto-fill on the toolbar.

After purchasing your Bluetooth-enabled wireless barcode scanner, follow the steps below to ensure successful integration with Librarian Pro:

Initial Configuration on Mac OS X 10.7 or later

  1. Plug in and charge your wireless barcode scanner.
  2. Ensure you have paired the wireless scanner with the cradle by scanning the barcode on the cradle. If successful, after 10 seconds, the blue LED on the cradle will stop blinking and stay illuminated.
  3. Print and scan the code on Page 17 of the manual under "When the MS9535 Acts as a Server to Other Bluetooth Devices." This will setup scanner in the correct mode so that it can be connected to your computer.
  4. In the Finder choose "Computer" from the "Go" menu
  5. Open your hard drive, "System", "Library", "CoreServices" and then "Bluetooth Setup Assistant.app"
  6. Wait for the VoyagerBT device to appear (not the MS9535 cradle), and click the "Continue" button.
  7. Pairing will fail. Click the "Passcode Options..." button and choose "Do not use a passcode with this device." Click OK
  8. Click Continue and pairing will be successful.

Initial Configuration on Mac OS X 10.6

  1. Plug in the cradle to a power source and let your barcode scanner fully charge. Only continue to step 3 once the scanner is fully charged.
  2. (optional) Configure the barcode scanner using the manual if necessary. Metrologic MS9535 barcode scanners should work right out of the box.
  3. Plug the USB Bluetooth wedge into your computer, if required. A bluetooth wedge may not be required if your computer already has Bluetooth built-in.
  4. Open "System Preferences" from the Apple menu and click the "Bluetooth" icon.
  5. Click the add button (+) at the bottom of the device list.
  6. A setup assistant will be launched and will greet you. Click Continue.
  7. On the "Select Device Type" screen select the choice: "Any Device" and click Continue.
  8. Choose your wireless barcode scanner (ie. VoyagerBT) from the device list and press Continue. If given a choice between the cradle for your scanner and the scanner itself, choose the scanner.
  9. The assistant will gather information about the device. When finished, click Continue.
  10. Enter a passkey of "0000" (without quotes), and press Continue. The device will be configured. When complete, press the Quit button. If the passkey of 000 does not work, go back to the previous screen where you selected the device, and press "Passkey Options" and select the option to not use a passkey.
  11. The device now appears in the Bluetooth device list, select it and press the "Advanced..." button.
  12. Ensure the Serial Port Type is set to "RS-232" and not "Modem", and then click OK.

After Setup is Complete

  1. Open "Librarian Pro" and click the "Hardware" tab in the "Inventory" window.
  2. Select the VoyagerBT device and click "Connect"
  3. Begin scanning! Don't forget to disconnect the scanner when finished.

Librarian Pro can export to both to HTML and your iPod. Creating new templates for both of these formats is relatively easy if you have experience with a text editor. Of course, creating a HTML template requires knowledge of HTML as well. Once installed, templates are stored in the Application Support (Mac OS) or Application Data (Windows) folders.

Creating an HTML Template

  1. Create a new folder on your desktop with the new name of your template.
  2. Create a basic design for the template and save it into this new folder as masterTemplate.html. Any and all required images for this design must go into a folder called "images".
  3. Rename masterTemplate.html to books.html and duplicate it five times. Rename all copies so they have the names: music.html, movies.html, pchardware.html, software.html, and videogames.html. Hereafter, these files will be referred to as "body files".
  4. Open all six body files and put a [item] and [/item] tag set around the area which will contain the template for the item details. Then, customize the item details area with any of the tags specified below. The content within the [item] [/item] area will be duplicated as many times as the item count per page (as specified by the user in the Export dialog). For instance, if the user is exporting 100 movies, and specifies 3 movies per page on export, the HTML that will be outputted will be in a single file containing: the top of the page, [item] content, [item] content, [item] content, and the end of the page. Additional copies of this page will be created until their entire count has been exported. In this case, 34 pages for movies will be created.
  5. In each body page, on the first lines following [item], include a [settings] and [/settings] tag set. Theoretically, this can be placed anywhere between the [item] and [/item] tags, but for simplicity it is best to put it right after [item]. It will be removed from the final product, but will prevent the template from being loaded if it does not exist.

    Example:
    [settings]
      [coverHeight]100[/coverHeight]
      [coverWidth]100[/coverWidth]
      [fillColor]#RRGGBB[/fillColor]
      [bigCoverHeight]400[/bigCoverHeight]
      [bigCoverWidth]400[/bigCoverWidth]
      [bigFillColor]#RRGGBB[/bigFillColor]
    [/settings]


    The top two tags are for you to specify the maximum width and height of cover art if you used a [LPItem:ProductImage] tag in the body file. If a [fillColor] (optional) is specified, the cover art will be exported and if it cannot be scaled down proportionally to fit exactly to the bounds specified, filler color will be used around the edges. Otherwise, an image of "best fit" is exported. The width and height of this image may be smaller than the [coverHeight] and [coverWidth] specified, but never larger. The "big" versions refer to [LPItem:ProductImageBig].
  6. Lastly, you must create an index.html page which will link to each item page. See the list of tags below for ones valid on the Index page. There must also be a [settings] tag set on the index.html page, but for other settings.

    [settings]
      [starBackgroundColor]#RRGGBB[/starBackgroundColor]
    [/settings]


    Leave [starBackgroundColor] blank to use PNGs with 8-bit masks. This is the new and modern format. This is NOT supported in Internet Explorer 6 and lower.
  7. Optionally, you can create a preview.html file to enable the template preview option in the Export window. Store images for this template in a different folder than "images". This way they will not be copied over to the final product. Also, a style.css will be copied over as well if one exists.
  8. The following files should now be created:
    • index.html ‚Äî the main index page for the export which contains links to the body pages (item lists).
    • books.html, generalitems.html, music.html, movies.html, pchardware.html, software.html, videogames.html ‚Äî contains template for each item type.
  9. Launch Librarian Pro and open the Export window.
  10. Click the HTML tab, and press the "Install New..." button.
  11. Choose the folder you just created for your template. It will then be added to the templates popup menu if it was created successfully.
  12. Perform an export as desired using your new template.

Export Variables

The following is a list of variables which may be used in both HTML and iPod export templates. Validity defines where the tag can be used. Header and Footer define the area of the body page above the [item] tag and below the [/item] tag respectively. Body refers to any content between the [item] and [/item] tag set. Index refers to the index.html page only.

To use custom values from General Items or from the Additional Values area, use this format: [LPItem:FieldName]. For instance, if the field name was 'Wine Year', the variable would be presented as follows: [LPItem:Wine Year].

Tag Validity Description
[LPMain:DatabaseTitle] iPod, Header, Footer, Index Title of your database
[LPMain:ItemCount] iPod, Header, Footer, Index Total items exported. If on a header or footer page, total items exported of the type.
[LPMain:HomeURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the index page
[LPMain:BookURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first book page
[IfBookPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfBookPage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Book page.
[LPMain:GeneralItemURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first general item page
[IfGeneralItemPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfGeneralItemPage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a General Items page.
[LPMain:MusicURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first music page
[IfMusicPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfMusicPage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Music page.
[LPMain:MovieURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first movie page
[IfMoviePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfMoviePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Movie page.
[LPMain:PCHardwareURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first hardware page
[IfPCHardwarePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfPCHardwarePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a PC Hardware page.
[LPMain:SoftwareURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first software page
[IfSoftwarePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfSoftwarePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the index page if there is a Software page.
[LPMain:VideoGameURL] Header, Footer, Index URL to the first video game page
[IfVideoGamePage]
[ELSE]
[/IfVideoGamePage]
Header, Footer, Index Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the page if there is a Video Game index page.
[LPMain:TotalPages] Header, Footer Total Bodys for this type
[LPMain:CurrentPage] Header, Footer Current page number
[LPMain:NextPageURL] Header, Footer URL to the next page
[IfNextPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfNextPage]
Header, Footer Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the page if there is a next page.
[LPMain:PrevPageURL] Header, Footer URL to the previous page
[IfPrevPage]
[ELSE]
[/IfPrevPage]
Header, Footer Wrap around the entire block of HTML that should appear on the page if there is a previous page.
[LPMain:PageType] Header, Footer Books, General Items, Movies, Music, PC Hardware, Software, Video Games
[LPItem:ProductImage] Body Cover art for the item
[LPItem:ProductImageBig] Body Larger version of the covert art for the item
[LPItem:AdditionalNotes] iPod, Body The notes field (found under the Additional tab)
[LPItem:ASIN] iPod, Body ASIN
[LPItem:Awards] iPod, Body Awards
[LPItem:BorrowedDate] iPod, Body Date the item was borrowed, if at all.
[LPItem:BorrowerUID] iPod, Body The name of the borrower
[LPItem:Collection] iPod, Body Collection ID (not the collection it exists within in Librarian Pro)
[LPItem:Condition] iPod, Body Condition
[LPItem:Country] iPod, Body Country
[LPItem:Credits] iPod, Body Credits (names and roles)
[LPItem:EAN] iPod, Body EAN
[LPItem:Genre] iPod, Body Genre
[LPItem:ISBN] iPod, Body ISBN
[LPItem:Languages] iPod, Body Languages
[LPItem:ListPrice] iPod, Body List Price
[LPItem:Location] iPod, Body Location
[LPItem:MediaFormat] iPod, Body The type of media the item comes in
[LPItem:MPN] iPod, Body MPN
[LPItem:NewValue] iPod, Body Current value of the item retail
[LPItem:NumberInSeries] iPod, Body Number of the item in the series
[LPItem:PriceCurrency] iPod, Body Currency of the List Price
[LPItem:PurchasedDate] iPod, Body When the item was purchased
[LPItem:PurchasedFrom] iPod, Body Where the item was purchased
[LPItem:PurchasePrice] iPod, Body The amount the item was purchased for
[LPItem:Quantity] iPod, Body Quantity
[LPItem:RatingAmazon] iPod, Body Amazon rating (out of 5)
[LPItem:RatingPersonal] iPod, Body Personal rating (out of 5)
[LPItem:RecordType] iPod, Body Book, General Item, Music, Movie, PC Hardware, etc.
[LPItem:Rental] iPod, Body Rental
[LPItem:SaleStatus] iPod, Body Sale Status
[LPItem:SalePrice] iPod, Body Sale Price
[LPItem:SaleLocation] iPod, Body Sale Location
[LPItem:SaleTransactionID] iPod, Body Transaction ID
[LPItem:SaleBuyerName] iPod, Body Buyer Name
[LPItem:SaleBuyerPhone] iPod, Body Buyer Phone
[LPItem:SaleDate] iPod, Body Sale Date
[LPItem:SaleBuyerEMail] iPod, Body Buyer E-Mail
[LPItem:SaleBuyerAddress] iPod, Body Buyer Address
[LPItem:SaleURL] iPod, Body Sale URL
[LPItem:Series] iPod, Body Series
[LPItem:SerialNumber] iPod, Body Serial Number
[LPItem:SKU] iPod, Body SKU
[LPItem:Summary] iPod, Body Summary
[LPItem:Title] iPod, Body Title
[LPItem:UniqueID] iPod, Body Unique ID number for this item
[LPItem:UPC] iPod, Body UPC
[LPItem:UsedValue] iPod, Body Current value of the item used
[LPItem:z_BookAuthor] iPod, Body Author
[LPItem:z_BookCopyright] iPod, Body Copyright
[LPItem:z_BookCurrentPage] iPod, Body Current Page
[LPItem:z_BookDeweyDecimal] iPod, Body Dewey Decimal
[LPItem:z_BookEdition] iPod, Body Edition
[LPItem:z_BookEditor] iPod, Body Editor
[LPItem:z_BookFirstRead] iPod, Body Date when the book was first read
[LPItem:z_BookIllustrator] iPod, Body Illustrator
[LPItem:z_BookLCCN] iPod, Body Library of Congress Control Number
[LPItem:z_BookPages] iPod, Body Page Count
[LPItem:z_BookPlacePublished] iPod, Body Place Published
[LPItem:z_BookPublisher] iPod, Body Publisher
[LPItem:z_BookReadingLevel] iPod, Body Reading Level
[LPItem:z_BookReleasePublication] iPod, Body Original Release Date
[LPItem:z_BookSigned] iPod, Body Yes/No (is the book signed or not)
[LPItem:z_BookTranslator] iPod, Body Translator
[LPItem:z_GeneralItemsReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_HardwareBrand] iPod, Body Brand
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimHeight] iPod, Body Hardware Height
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimLength] iPod, Body Hardware Length
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimWeight] iPod, Body Hardware Weight
[LPItem:z_HardwareDimWidth] iPod, Body Hardware Width
[LPItem:z_HardwareFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_HardwareMainColor] iPod, Body Main Color
[LPItem:z_HardwareManufacturer] iPod, Body Manufacturer
[LPItem:z_HardwarePlatform] iPod, Body Platform
[LPItem:z_HardwareReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_HardwareWarranty] iPod, Body Warranty
[LPItem:z_MovieAspectRatio] iPod, Body Aspect Ratio
[LPItem:z_MovieAudioFormat] iPod, Body Audio Format
[LPItem:z_MovieCinematographer] iPod, Body Cinematographer
[LPItem:z_MovieComposer] iPod, Body Composer
[LPItem:z_MovieContentRating] iPod, Body Content Rating
[LPItem:z_MovieDirector] iPod, Body Director
[LPItem:z_MovieDiscCount] iPod, Body Disc Count
[LPItem:z_MovieDuration] iPod, Body Duration
[LPItem:z_MovieFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_MoviePictureFormat] iPod, Body Picture Format
[LPItem:z_MovieRegionCode] iPod, Body Region Code
[LPItem:z_MovieReleaseHome] iPod, Body Released to Home Media Date
[LPItem:z_MovieReleaseTheatre] iPod, Body Theatrical Release
[LPItem:z_MovieStars] iPod, Body Stars
[LPItem:z_MovieStudio] iPod, Body Studio
[LPItem:z_MovieSubtitleLanguages] iPod, Body Subtitle Languages
[LPItem:z_MovieVideoFormat] iPod, Body NTSC or PAL
[LPItem:z_MusicArtist] iPod, Body Artist
[LPItem:z_MusicAudioFormat] iPod, Body Audio Format
[LPItem:z_MusicComposer] iPod, Body Composer
[LPItem:z_MusicConductor] iPod, Body Conductor
[LPItem:z_MusicDiscCount] iPod, Body Disc Count
[LPItem:z_MusicDuration] iPod, Body Duration
[LPItem:z_MusicLabel] iPod, Body Music Label
[LPItem:z_MusicMixer] iPod, Body Mixer
[LPItem:z_MusicProducer] iPod, Body Producer
[LPItem:z_MusicReleaseAgain] iPod, Body Rerelease Date
[LPItem:z_MusicReleaseOriginal] iPod, Body Original Release Date
[LPItem:z_MusicSpecialRemarks] iPod, Body Special Remarks
[LPItem:z_MusicTracks] iPod, Body Artist - Title (Duration, Disc: #, Track: #)
[LPItem:z_SoftwareASR] iPod, Body Additional System Requirements
[LPItem:z_SoftwareDeveloper] iPod, Body Developer
[LPItem:z_SoftwareDeveloperEMail] iPod, Body Developer E-Mail
[LPItem:z_SoftwareDeveloperURL] iPod, Body Developer URL
[LPItem:z_SoftwareFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_SoftwareLicenseKey] iPod, Body License Key
[LPItem:z_SoftwareLicenseType] iPod, Body License Type
[LPItem:z_SoftwarePlatform] iPod, Body Platform
[LPItem:z_SoftwarePublisher] iPod, Body Publisher
[LPItem:z_SoftwareReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_VideoGameAchievements] iPod, Body Achievements
[LPItem:z_VideoGameASR] iPod, Body Additional System Requirements
[LPItem:z_VideoGameBestTime] iPod, Body Best Time
[LPItem:z_VideoGameCheats] iPod, Body Cheats, Codes, Walkthroughs
[LPItem:z_VideoGameCompleted] iPod, Body Completed (Yes/No)
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDeveloper] iPod, Body Developer
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDeveloperEMail] iPod, Body Developer E-Mail
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDeveloperURL] iPod, Body Developer URL
[LPItem:z_VideoGameDifficulty] iPod, Body Difficulty
[LPItem:z_VideoGameESRB] iPod, Body ESRB Rating
[LPItem:z_VideoGameFeatures] iPod, Body Features
[LPItem:z_VideoGameHighScore] iPod, Body High Score
[LPItem:z_VideoGameLicenseKey] iPod, Body License Key
[LPItem:z_VideoGameLicenseType] iPod, Body License Type
[LPItem:z_VideoGameMultiplayerMode] iPod, Body Multiplayer Details/Mode
[LPItem:z_VideoGameNowPlaying] iPod, Body Now Playing (Yes/No)
[LPItem:z_VideoGameNumberPlayers] iPod, Body Number of Players
[LPItem:z_VideoGamePlatform] iPod, Body Platform
[LPItem:z_VideoGamePublisher] iPod, Body Publisher
[LPItem:z_VideoGameReleased] iPod, Body Release Date
[LPItem:z_VideoGameSpecialEdition] iPod, Body Special Edition (Yes/No)

Librarian Pro can import from Delicious Library, Bookpedia, CDpedia, DVDpedia, Gamepedia, iTunes and more!

  1. With a database window open, choose "Import..." from the "Item" menu.
  2. Click the type of database or information you would like to import from the toolbar at the left side of the window.
  3. Specify any additional options as desired and click "Import".

Additionally, a Text import option is also available. This allows for easy importing from CSV, tab-delimited, or custom flat-text file formats.

  1. Click the Text icon on the navigation pane.
  2. Specify both the record and field delimiters for the file you wish to open.
  3. Click the "Open..." button and choose the file to import.
  4. If the field and record delimiters were correctly specified, the first record should now be shown in the list.
  5. Specify where each field should go by clicking on each row in the "Map To" column. This only needs to be done for the first record — it will carry over for all additional records.
  6. Click "Import".

The database format for Librarian Pro is interchangeable between both the Mac and Windows versions without any need for updating or converting. Additionally, the feature set in both applications is identical and license codes are valid for both versions.

== Issues Yet to Verify ==
• Every time closing database it asks to save it, regardless if there were changes (Windows only)
• Defaults to Gallery View regardless of previous setting (Windows only)
• Maximize/minimize options greyed out (Windows only)
• Barcode scanner not working (Windows)
• Publication date not included with Books when using auto-fill

  • Version 3.x is a $15.95 paid upgrade from version 2.x and earlier. If you already own a 3.x license, just download this update. No payment required. For everyone else, please visit our upgrades store for a free or paid upgrade as well as more information.
  • Version 3.x is designed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Windows Vista or later. Versions for older systems can now be downloaded on our web site.
  • Version 3.1.2 — October 29, 2014
  • Coming Soon: Import Publishing Date from Amazon.
  • Coming Soon: Crash importing DL2 database.
  • Coming Soon: Use custom fields in list view.
  • Coming Soon: Steam/Raptr API.
  • Coming Soon: When I make a change to my database, e.g. deleting an item, and then save the database (File->Save), LP presents a warning dialog informing me that the database has been changed (duh! that's why I'm saving!) and do I really want to save? This sort of warning is appropriate if you try to close a database with unsaved changes, but it is unnecessary and annoying when I am actually trying to do the save. Please eliminate this warning, or at least provide a preference to turn it off.
  • Coming Soon: PC: My preferred view is list. With v 2 there was no problem. With v 3 every time I reload, the view goes back to gallery. Also, when I submitted this through the program bug report, the program crashed..
  • Coming Soon: After a hide collection in the side, on next app launch, the collection reappears..
  • Coming Soon: Retina web cam image drawing incorrectly.
  • Coming Soon: Smart date fields that allow just year.
  • Coming Soon: The fields autofilled from the Web Finder for Developer should actually be labelled Publisher (and the developer field would be switched into the "Details" section, or both the Developer and Publisher could be put into the "Basic" section) as right now it auto-fills the Publishers name, when it appears in the details section to be filled manually (currently).
  • Coming Soon: Allow downloading item images in bulk in the main window.
  • Coming Soon: Items with really long titles should crop their title text on top of their artwork.
  • Coming Soon: Dramatic improvements for Gallery view mode and caching pre-rendered images to disk.
  • Coming Soon: Retina version doesn't show web cam preview in the correct area.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed type mismatch in auto complete code.
  • Version 3.1.1 — October 9, 2014
  • Bug Fix: Specifying a custom location for Delicious Library 3 files now works.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed incorrect UI progress while importing from DL3.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed crashes while importing from DL3 if there were missing info elements in the DB.
  • Version 3.1.1 — October 9, 2014
  • Bug Fix: No longer crashes when downloading product images in the item details window and the window is closed prematurely.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed bug marking item as lent out to users when user already had a history with the item.
  • Bug Fix: No longer crashes when importing from Gamepedia.
  • Version 3.1 — October 9, 2014
  • Bug Fix: Right-clicking items and borrowers no longer results in a faulty contextual menu.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue that would start a drag immediately when clicking on an item instead of waiting for for the cursor to move 1 pixel.
  • Version 3.0.9 — April 12, 2014
  • Modification: Dramatic enhancements to the web cam barcode scanner.
  • Bug Fix: Selection rect for borrower icons in Gallery mode.
  • Bug Fix: Shows warning when hiding a static/special smart collection.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed double contextual menu separators from showing twice in a row when clicking the cog in the main window when having the Borrowers collection selected.
  • Bug Fix: Seems to warn that the library has been modified since last save outside the app.
  • Bug Fix: Option to NOT show the item window and still search the web for items in the Inventory Manager works again.
  • Bug Fix: Drop down icon in the Inventory Manager search field now shows again.
  • Bug Fix: Changing list size in Gallery View mode no longer draws incorrect graphic sizes.
  • Bug Fix: Inventory Manager now attempts to find items by UPC, EAN or ISBN first (instead of title) when first opening up the Web Finder browser.
  • Version 3.0.8 — April 7, 2014
  • Bug Fix: Fixed parsing named dates (ie. December 15, 2012) from old XML-style Librarian Pro 2 databases.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed crash deleting CD tracks.
  • Bug Fix: Reverted to original non-caching item image format to address a number of issues with incorrect caching. We'll eventually move to a more RAM-efficient system. For now, please consider avoiding Gallery view mode as it is very memory intensive.
  • Version 3.0.7 — February 6, 2014
  • Bug Fix: Fixed crash on quit due to incorrectly assigning a dictionary array as an object array when going to CFPreferences.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue with UI elements showing as black boxes.
  • Version 3.0.6 — February 3, 2014
  • New Feature: Click the header bar in the Web Finder window to reveal a list of all results.
  • Bug Fix: Import/Export no longer hangs the app.
  • Bug Fix: Deleting items actually moves them out of the collections now and into the Trash instead of just hidding them in the collections.
  • Version 3.0.5 — January 22, 2014
  • New Feature: iTunes import now includes Composer and Genres.
  • New Feature: Show results from web finder as they become available instead of waiting for all results.
  • New Feature: Moved 'A ' for sort value in items to behind word.
  • Modification: Windows builds can no longer import from iTunes.
  • Disregarded Bug: European decimals (comma: ,) when entering list price, etc. do not get honoured as a decimal when saving DB. We could not reproduce this error. In fact, it seems impossible to even enter a price with a comma instead of a decimal.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed sorting in the main list for prices, dates, etc.
  • Bug Fix: Sidebar width doesn't save on closing database.
  • Bug Fix: Removing track items in a Music item type no longer causes a crash.
  • Bug Fix: Removed hot key to go next/prev in the Item Details window as it was conflicting with the default ctrl-left/right arrow on Windows in text fields.
  • Release notes truncated to version 3.x and up in 2014 only.