Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Library Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
MrClockwise
Junior Member
MrClockwise began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Nook Simple Touch
Separating a library in two independent sets in the Calibre interfase

Hello.

I have a large collection of fiction and nonfiction books mixed with a large amount of tabletop roleplaying games ebooks that I would like to keep separated, so when I used the search function, there should be no overlap between these ebook classes quickly.

Is that possible? How could I do that? Please, mind that I have no experience in programming, but I'm willing to mess around fiddly bits, if people could give me some instructions.
MrClockwise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
davidfor
Grand Sorcerer
davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 6,090
Karma: 6238033
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo
It's fairly easy to do what you want:

- Click the library button (same icon as calibre) on the tool bar
- Choose the "Switch/create library..." option
- Enter or pick a location for the new library
- Select the "Create and empty..." option.
- I usually check the "Copy structure from the current library". This will include any custom columns you have in your current library. Without this, the new library is the stock calibre.
- Click the OK button.
- Switch back to your original library using the library button.
- Find and select the books you want to move to the new library
- Right-click on them and select "Copy to library" and then the "delete after copy" for your new library
davidfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
speakingtohe
Wizard
speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,639
Karma: 25362262
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
Or you can use tags to seperate nonfiction from fiction etc. in the same library and exclude from search.

Helen
speakingtohe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:00 AM   #4
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,909
Karma: 12755553
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrClockwise View Post
I have a large collection of fiction and nonfiction books mixed with a large amount of tabletop roleplaying games ebooks that I would like to keep separated, so when I used the search function, there should be no overlap between these ebook classes quickly.

Is that possible? How could I do that? Please, mind that I have no experience in programming, but I'm willing to mess around fiddly bits, if people could give me some instructions.
The best way is to use tags to clearly identify your books then use the the restricted library function.

As an example after adding the Tabletop tags simply clicking in the Tag browser on the tag "Tabletop" so it shows a plus. This will show you only Tabletop books. Save this search (right side of calibre search bar) as Tabletop and you can simply click the Restrict to dropdown (left side of calibre search bar) and choose your Tabletop saved search to restrict you library view and activities to just Tabletop books. Once it is restricted all plugins and searches will treat this restriction as its own library.

Do the same for whatever other major items you would like to work with and search as a separate entity. This is a way of creating virtual separate libraries without the need to actually separate your books into separate libraries.

I have any new books added automatically tagged with a "working" tag. I have restrictions set for many things. I can select working library, finished library, adult fiction library etc...

Post 8 and 9 in this thread might clear up some of what I'm saying.

In the attachments below you can see how I restricted the library to my Finished Library and also to Classics.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	calibre (2).jpg
Views:	143
Size:	373.5 KB
ID:	89995   Click image for larger version

Name:	calibre_classics.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	442.7 KB
ID:	89999  

Last edited by DoctorOhh; 08-01-2012 at 12:53 AM.
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,689
Karma: 19643753
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 1, iPhone 5
I'd go for the tags approach. That way you don't have to manage an extra library.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
separating paragraphs BeccaPrice Calibre 3 01-31-2012 10:08 PM
Content Amazon sets up Kindle lending library for Prime members sirmaru Amazon Kindle 1 11-03-2011 04:34 PM
Merge two Independent Calibre Libraries Byron4120 Library Management 1 08-17-2011 08:12 PM
Independent Online Personal Book Library...? ebookrights1 General Discussions 3 01-03-2011 12:42 PM
Calibre sets my reader to R/O Nathanael Calibre 7 09-09-2010 01:42 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.