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Old 08-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #110
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How exactly do you track source? I was thinking I'd like to add a custom field #source as a multi-tag type of field, and keep SourceName, web.address there where possible, or other source-IDing info. Edit: I just added it, as described.
Added column 'Source', am filling it with 'Smashwords', 'Baen' etc. One use i can imagine for the info: let's say I see a free book somewhere else, that I have already from, say, Gutenberg. I know Gutenberg projects may lack italics and have dragonlength of licence, so I take trouble to download it again.

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BTW, there are pros and cons for the separate metadata/format clean-up library. One con is that you can't (yet) cut and paste from older books in main library without doing a quick switch, which takes time. For example, to enter series info on a new series member when you already have older series members in the other library.
I do not bother with anything.
Download (straight to library with plugin, but mostly to special folder).
Add (takes data from file, so I don't even have to bother to correct filename while saving) and fill Source field - else I'll forget where I got it from. If I have time or can be bothered, I'll paste some info from download page (summary, pubdate, series...)
Let it lie until reading, converting, filling other fields. Series # could be 1, it becomes important only when I start to read. I can't very well imagine situation where half of series is in another library, but I suppose I'd transfer and then fix as soon as possible. After all, nulla regula sine exeptione and I don't have lot of unfinished series anyways.

I keep avoiding bulk edit until I know better what I may encounter, now I have trouble enough to decide what info to show on book details panel - for some books it can be rather long.


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Page counts, another thing I hadn't messed with and now I'm wondering if they'd be useful to me in any way. . . Now I realize page count would be useful in cases like a short story where the author or publisher padded the size with hi-rez cover or additional hi-rez graphics.
I have 2 pdfs of the same book, 468 and 287 KB, 103 and 97 pages; mobi/epub can have additional pictures and whatever. Pagecount is for me much easier to grasp.
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