hopkins Posted March 23, 2020 Report Share Posted March 23, 2020 (edited) I am curious to understand what "system", if any, people are using to catalog their music collection. Unlike many of you, certainly, I am a relative newcomer to jazz. I fell in love with Ellington roughly 15 years ago and have since progressively expanded my horizon. I now have roughly 1500 albums/box sets, mostly CDs but also files purchased online (which unfortunately often lack credit/liner notes). My collection is rapidly growing as i discover more music. I rip all my CDs, so my music collection is all stored on my computer (with backups of course). I started using Discogs "collections" to list all my albums but soon found out that: - some albums were missing from Discogs and adding them was very tedious - the credits entered on Discogs are often lacking, and the fact that the credits cannot be organized by "session" makes them unreadable (extreme case being large Mosaic box sets). - use of notes/comments is very limited I mostly download album covers from the web. I "document" credits, and store notes and interesting reviews in text files which i keep in each album's folder on my computer, and have a system in place to search through them. I rarely go through the physical copies of my CDs (aside for Mosaic booklets). I sometimes scan the liner notes and store them as PDFs as well, or download them from the web when i can find them. This all takes time, but having credits readily available is a must. Having comments is also useful, for refence, and to identify noteworthy albums or tracks, as i simply cannot memorize all this information. I have not yet decided how/where to store and organize information i collect on artists (bios, pictures, articles...). So i was curious to understand what others are doing... Not sure this is the right sub-forum to address this, but no other category seemed to fit. Edited March 23, 2020 by hopkins Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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