A book is a collection of sheets of paper, parchment or other material, bound together along one edge within covers. A book is also a literary work or a main division of such a work.
In library and information science, a book is called a monograph to distinguish it from serial publications such as magazines, journals or newspapers.
Publishers may produce low-cost, pre-proof editions known as galleys for promotional purposes, such as generating reviews in advance of publication. Galleys are usually made as cheaply as possible, since they are not intended for sale.
A lover of books is usually referred to as a bibliophile, a bibliophilist, or a philobiblist, or, more informally, a bookworm.
A book may be studied by students in the form of a book report. It may also be covered by a professional writer as a book review to introduce a new book. Some belong to a book club.
The following characteristics of books are available in the Collection Studio:
- ID in your collection (catalog)
- Publisher - a person engaged in publishing printed material
- Illustrator - an artist who makes illustrations (for books or magazines or advertisements etc.)
- Author Signature flag
- External number (in collection/catalog)
- Income date
- Income from (donator)
- Number of duplicates
- Price - how much you have paid for given book; If you fill this field, you will be able to look through additional statistics: average book price, the most expensive book and others.
- Catalog price - shows catalog price for given book; If you fill this field, you will be able to look through additional statistics: average book price by catalog, the most expensive book in your collection by catalog and others.
- Purchasing comments
- Barcode - Barcode data for fast access to the collectible entry using barcode reader;
- Links - unlimited number of web links;
- Images - unlimited number of images, photos or scans.
- Comments - notes and comments about given book; See, Comments for more details about work comments.
- Status - status of the collectible: in collection, loaned, lost, private, coming and etc;
Additionally, you can log 5 independent characteristics for all books. To setup titles for them, open "Options" dialog.
- All Item Types - read about registered types of item in Collection Studio;
- Collectible Types - read all about registered fields for each collectible type in CS.