Using Non-AED Wants to Add to Your MatchMaker Lists
I can hear your question already: suppose I don’t know which books I’d like to add to my “Non- ÆD Wants,” but I strongly suspect that there are some out there which I’d like to add. Academic and resource libraries are usually great repositories for locating and getting details about this sort of material. Luckily for you, this is where last month’s ÆM comes in, specifically Julie Carleton’s comprehensive article about how to search on-line library catalogues. I strongly advise you to read through Julie Carleton’s article, “Using Library Research Methods And Catalogs As A Supplement To ÆD And Book Collecting“, which is available in the ÆM archives for June 2003 under just that title. After reading Julie’s article you will never again have a question about either the value or the utility of on-line library catalogues, and a whole new world will be opened for you, one that you can use now in constructing your “Non- ÆD Wants List.”
Once you have input all relevant “Non- ÆD Want” information and have pushed the “Save my Want” button, your “Non- ÆD Want List” will be saved. To upload your “Non- ÆD Want List” to internet book sites and pending auctions, just like your other MatchMaker Wants, simply click on the next link, “View/Edit/Upload Non- ÆD Wants.” From that screen, you can manipulate your “Non- ÆD Want List,” perhaps choosing to delete or edit some while sending the majority to be uploaded to internet book sites and pending auctions just like your other MatchMaker lists.
So as you can see, the process of adding, manipulating, and uploading a “Non- ÆD Want List” is really easy as pie – or in the case of this non-cook, even easier. I urge you to experiment with this function. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by trying it out and seeing what it might add to your enjoyment of our MatchMaker Software.
As for me, what have I discovered from this phase of my TCP project? Well, to put it simply, I have discovered that this MatchMaker Software is so flexible, and so handy, that it even allows me to add more modern, less canonical, books to my TCP list, which in turn allows me to keep my primary TCP list from fragmenting into several lists and enables me to keep the main subject matter of my collection (19th century U.S. women & abolition) intact. See you next month, when I will go on to discover yet another feature of the multifaceted MatchMaker Software and yet another application of it to my ongoing TCP list.