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Old 12-19-2018, 10:38 AM   #26
compurandom
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As it looks like metadata plugins can't mess with custom columns, and implementing that as a GUI feature will take a while, I have decided to release version 1.2 now with series and ISBN support.

I chose to add only the id for ISBN for now, as additional IDs will require more research. IDs imported from wkidata should:
* only have one ID of that type per book preferably (if it has more, explain why all of them should be imported, or explain how to pick one of them)
* The label for the ID needs to match or at least not conflict with IDs used by other metadata plugins
* If it uses the same ID label as another plugin, the ID format must match that plugin exactly
* If we support saving the ID, it would be nice to also be able to search by that ID

Other possible future additions to this plugin would be:
* improved searching (especially by ISBN -- I need samples to test)
* better handling of books that have multiple editions in wikidata (i.e., check parent entity for more metadata, check sub-editions for earlier publication dates)
* importing more metadata as tags (or save this for the fancier GUI version of this plugin)

I'll start working on a GUI version during the next 3 weeks. The first version of that will be dedicated to importing metadata into custom columns.
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