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Old 09-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Berzelius View Post
When I started using Calibre I went for tags in a big way, but as my collection expands I'm beginning to see the attraction of libraries - at the moment I've created libraries for Fiction, Non-Fiction & Mrs B's Books.
Creating separate libraries is just so much busy work, when you can easily have as many virtual libraries setup ready to go without the effort of maintaining multiple libraries.

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Originally Posted by Berzelius View Post
OK, you could place an entry in each library but you could save a little disc space if one of the entries could be a link to the other one. I strongly suspect that this isn't possible, and probably wouldn't be worth the effort of developing, but if you don't ask you won't get.
You won't get it because calibre has an elegant method for dealing with exactly this case. It is called tags. I know you may have ruled this out but once everything is tagged you can have as many virtual libraries as you want using the Saved search (right of the search bar) and the Restrict to feature (left of the search bar). After you save a search, that search will be included in the dropdown list under Restrict to.

Using the Restrict To feature allows you to show a library that is restricted to Fiction, Non-Fiction or Mrs B's Books. The possibilities are endless without actually having separate libraries. Once you have the restriction in place that virtual library reacts exactly as any individual library would react (including the tag browser and the search bar) except you only have one location for all of your books. See attached, one library, 6 different views. Notice the Tag browser reflects different values for each view.
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