OpenCBDB Progress

October 27th, 2012 by

Its been a while since I’ve posted an update about the status of the site and the database.  So, I’m going to quickly run through some of the things we’ve been up to at OpenCBDB.  The tables for Titles, Volumes, Publishers, and Issues are setup and we’ve filled them with some data (the combined collections of myself and Doug Von Doom along with the issues we don’t have).  We have about 35, 000 issues in about 1,000 different titles (with 1100 volumes).  We’ve tried to put a few creators out there (about 3300) with their credits (applied to different roles on the 35K issues for about 68K credits).  We’ve only been able to put up about 3500 covers so far, but we’re adding more every day.

If you’re a registered user, you’ll be able to track your collections online.  Once logged in, on each issue, you’ll be able to add issues into your library.  When they’re in your library you can view a nice list of the issues you have, AND a checklist for the issues you’re missing.  This way you know what issues you need to track down.  And if adding issues into your Library one at a time is too slow, from your Library menu you’ll be able add your whole runs to your library at once!  Just pick the title, and start typing your issues in.

You’ll also notice that if you’re a registered user, you’ll be able to add and edit the information in the OpenCBDB.  You’ll be able to add new Titles, Volumes, Publishers, Issues, etc!

And we’ve got tons more ideas in the wings.