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Old 04-13-2012, 03:33 AM   #1
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Hi, I am trying to import all ebooks from my reader (Sony PRS-T1 in case that matters) to a new (temporary) installation of Calibre (with a clean library).

My problem is that whenever I do "Add to Library" on ebooks in the reader view, they get assigned new (unwanted) tags, different from the tags that I can see in the Device view (which had been assigned by me on my real Calibre installation).

How do I force Calibre to use the tags that are set on the reader when importing books to Library from the Device?

I've tried disabling downloading tags from internet sources in preferences but this does not seem to do the trick (or I missed some option).
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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You mix up collections with tags.
The tags are in your eBooks and when Calibre is adding a new book from there into the library it takes the metadata from these books. As I do not have a T1 I can't say if it is possible to link Sony's collection names directly into Calibre tags. But you can go the other way around and import only one collection in one step, then select all these books in the library and edit the metadata (tags) in one step. Repeat this for all other collections. Quick and easy.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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You mix up collections with tags.
Indeed, I think I am confusing them. The reason is that I am not really interested in Calibre tags -- I only use them when managing my library because they get converted to collections on my PRS-T1.
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The tags are in your eBooks and when Calibre is adding a new book from there into the library it takes the metadata from these books. As I do not have a T1 I can't say if it is possible to link Sony's collection names directly into Calibre tags.
Still, what I do not understand is why, in the Device view, my ebooks have both Tags and Collections set (to the same values; as can be verified in the ebook summary pane on the right-hand side of Calibre window). This would indicate Tags are set properly for the ebooks on the device, wouldn't it?
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But you can go the other way around and import only one collection in one step, then select all these books in the library and edit the metadata (tags) in one step. Repeat this for all other collections. Quick and easy.
Thanks for this suggestion but in this particular case I did something different -- since the ebooks I was intending to add to the device were to be tagged exactly the same way (=classified in the same collection) as one of the books I already had on the device, I just added them to an empty library, copied the collections value from the Device view for this particular book and pasted it as Tags for the new ebooks. Then synced the library to the device. This did the trick, at least the part I really needed before I can access my real library.
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