I didn't find any discussion of this. I was looking for a way to catalog my cookbooks so I wouldn't purchase duplicates at used bookstores/tag sales.
I found a program called Data Crow which seems to work very well. It's made for many types of collections (music, stamps, recipes) and uses separate modules.
Input is painless if the book has an ISBN number, otherwise you have to type in the information. It took a few hours to input all of mine, but then I could generate a report, put it in Excel and sort it to my liking.
It also has a feature to track books you've lent out so you know where they are when you can't find them. :)
Hope this helps.