Why create an original catalog record why you can copy elements from existing bib records and use shortcuts? Here's a tutorial of 3 websites I use to get call numbers and cutter numbers. NOTE: I'm not a cataloguer by trade, just a generalist librarian who has ample copy cataloging experience.
Have you ever looked for a way to catalog your books and found the 'free' software too technical or wonky to use? With some creative use of Google products, you can create a fully functional library catalog that searches all the access points you want. This involves using Google Sites and Google Drive, free apps that come with any Google account (i.e. Gmail). Here's a video on how to do this:
The catalog consists of three components: 1) a publicly shared Google Spreadsheet, 2) the Awesome Table gadget, and 3) a Google Sites website. The book information is stored on the spreadsheet and the public catalog is hosted on Google Sites. The Awesome Table gadget reads and queries a Google spreadsheet. Once you set up the spreadsheet and the Google site, any additions to the spreadsheet will automatically be updated in the online catalog. The documentation for Awesome Table widget can be found online here - learn how to create filters to search title, author, year of publication, etc.
Here's an example of an online library catalog I created using Google Sites, the Awesome Table gadget, and Google Spreadsheets: Rockbridge Seminary Online Catalog.
I'm Seth and I'm an Online Instruction Librarian at King Unversity. I love free technology, Thai food, strong coffee, and bad jokes.