Way back in high school, when i was bored, i would sit there and write the name of each album, up to In through the out door,and write the songs in order, vinyl of course. Sold all my albums years ago to buy cd's but i have been slowly collecting vinyl at yard sales and flea markets. Still have a direct drive few turntables. My Sony 5.1 receiver has phono inputs, there was only 1 model that had phono, don't know if you can find that today. I do have 1 album i never sold, it was a Yardbirds album with Jimmy Page, called "Live at the Anderson Theater". Supposedly rare, some songs are original versions what would later be Zep 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Yardb ... Jimmy_Page
Try to collect vinyl without the upc barcodes on the back,that would be mid-70's? Usually means they are original releases. There are also some numbers stamped near the center of the record you can decode, will tell what pressings and things like that.