The ammonet assisted cataloguing database is one of the most comprehensive databases of book records available online in one place.
It exceeds the content of the ISBN-based databases for the obvious reason that ISBNs go back only thirty years or so, while we have records back to the 16th Century.
It allows users to search with extreme rapidity on the basis of one or two strings from the author, title, publisher, date or ISBN fields, to save and edit records
The speed of the search was the biggest technological breakthrough in this project. An author name can be found in a database of around 12 million records in a few milliseconds.
Users can then download
the records in the format of their choice to their own PCs and/or to the listing services of their choice.
Our aim is to assist antiquarian and out-of-print booksellers to bring their stocks of hitherto uncatalogued books onto the internet market by greatly diminishing the labour of data entry.
In addition, using bibliographical records from our database will
increase accuracy of on-line book
listings, making them easier to search and buy.
Books printed with an ISBN bar code can be scanned with a bar
code scanner making entry of the search criterion