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Old 11-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
Krogagre
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Batch update of a library

I have been collecting ebooks for quite some time in Calibre and decided to do some house cleaning, The total library contains a few thousand books and a lot of the books have bad titles and/or authors. In order to be able to consolidate I thought about doing a plugin or use the command interface with the following functionality

For each book
Check if author is known
Check if title is known and for author
If ok exit

If unique match on title, replace author and exit

Check if author is a title and title is an author
If so swap and exit

Check if title contain separation marks (-)
If so check for author match, title match and place acordingly (including excess in series) and exit

Use extract ISBN
If ok extract metadata, update and exit

This would probably clear out a lot of mess, but is a plugin the right approach and is this feasible??
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