Ed builds an ISBN bar-code scanner

Hey, I just noticed that Tellico got mentioned in Dr. Dobbs Journal a couple of months ago, in an article about building a home-brew ISBN scanner. That’s kinda cool.

The Tellico collection manager, found at, or included with your Linux distro, fetches book information by ISBN/author/title and handles database functions. It can export its database in Palm-DB format for my PDA, so we know what we don’t need when we’re deep in the used-book stacks.