|11-14-2012, 03:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Sony Reader
Neverending "Date" issue
The problem is with Calibre's "Date" field. Which date is it "supposed" to be? Is there a canonical answer?
As far as I can tell from practice and review of past threads, it is now thought to default to the date the ebook was added to the particular Calibre library.
However, an entry in an .opf file can override this, so we're back to what is supposed to be its canonical purpose?
The most likely "other" date is, obviously, the publication date.
I suggest clarifying this much by adding a "PubDate" category to Calibre's non-user-defined columns, because this will clarify where the publication date belongs for everyone.
An entry, if any, in an .opf file should update the new PubDate field, since no creator of the .opf file could possibly know what date anyone added the book to their library.
It would be even better if the "Date" column header were changed to "Date Added", but there is probably too much history for that to work.
|11-14-2012, 06:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (stanza/iBooks/QuickReader)
The published date is already there. It is the column called 'published'.
Calibre2opds: Calibre library as a web site - the popular alternative to the Calibre Content Server
Dropbox: Use this link to sign up for a free Dropbox account and both of us get an extra 500MB free space.
Megacloud: Use this link to sign up for a free MegaCloud account and both of us get an extra 500MB free space.
Copy.com: Use this link to sign up for a free Copy.com account and both of us get an extra 5GB free space.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Add date to "Title" for WSJ export to Kindle format||johnnymacg||Recipes||0||05-07-2012 12:27 PM|
|epub "padding left" to mobi "block quote" conversion issue||1611mac||Conversion||3||01-11-2012 02:10 PM|
|Editing "date" on a "News" tagged ebook makes it vanish...||jangliss||Calibre||4||12-04-2011 10:12 PM|
|Custom column: "Updated date", when adding new "versions" of the same file?||enriquep||Library Management||16||11-03-2011 10:46 AM|