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Old 04-19-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Series problem

I am having trouble getting a series of books to show up in Aldiko as a Collection. I have added the following metadata to each book (with the appropriate series number).

<meta name="calibre:series" content="Brother Cadfael"/>
<meta name="calibre:series_index" content="1"/>

At first, I used EPubMetadataEditor, but it didn't handle one book correctly. I finally opened each epub with 7Zip and edited each "content.opf" file.

No matter what I do, when I import the books into Aldiko, they do not show as a Collection. I have the latest version of Aldiko, which is supposed to support the "calibre:series" metadata.

Any ideas why this isn't working?
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:39 AM   #2
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Well...wouldn't this be better asked in the Calibre forum? I have NO idea what Calibre tags do/don't do, and I suspect many others don't, either.

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Those are metadata lines for Calibre. Aldiko won't use them.
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Well...wouldn't this be better asked in the Calibre forum? I have NO idea what Calibre tags do/don't do, and I suspect many others don't, either.
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Those are metadata lines for Calibre. Aldiko won't use them.
FYI - Aldiko Customer Support- Book series

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Starting from version 3.0.32, the Aldiko app supports Calibre series and series index. A lot of you . . .
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No matter what I do, when I import the books into Aldiko, they do not show as a Collection. I have the latest version of Aldiko, which is supposed to support the "calibre:series" metadata.
@jgray - if you've not already done so, I suggest you ask Aldiko ==>> Aldiko Customer Support - Requests

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Old 04-21-2017, 02:02 PM   #5
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Well...wouldn't this be better asked in the Calibre forum? I have NO idea what Calibre tags do/don't do, and I suspect many others don't, either.

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Those are purely for Calibre. (non-DC)
Only a tiny proportion of Devices are Calibre metadata friendly .

The Calibre Plugboard might help by fudging the series into a standard metadata field
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Those are purely for Calibre. (non-DC)
Only a tiny proportion of Devices are Calibre metadata friendly .

The Calibre Plugboard might help by fudging the series into a standard metadata field
What "standard metadata field" is used for assigning the series name and the item number in the series?
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<meta name="calibre:series" content="Brother Cadfael"/>
<meta name="calibre:series_index" content="1"/>


I was under the impression that TPTB in the metadata world completely ignored that essential bit of cataloging information. Thus the need for the non-DC options. If there is now a "standard" method supported by more devices then please let me know!
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@Turtle91 - read my post, #4, which confirms what the OP originally posted - Aldiko claim they 'support' Calibre's series and series index. Here's the link - again.

https://aldiko.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/...67-Book-series

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Oh, I don't doubt that BR. I was just wondering if Ducky knew of a standard meta that covered series and # rather than the non-DC.

Calibre obviously supports them, and my reader of preference Marvin supports them so I'm good for my purposes. But if there were standard meta tags then I would want to use those instead.
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@Turtle91 - ePub 3 may have something - title-type collection and group-identifier perhaps.

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No, the whole purpose of the plugboard is to insert values where the normally do not belong.

I insert series_index in (front) of the title
(I use the proprietary 'Collections" for the series name.
Each device needs their own solution.

My old PEz used file (folder) names
{series}/{series_index}-{title}
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ePub 3 may have something - title-type collection and group-identifier perhaps.
EPUB 3.01 giveth, but EPUB 3.1 taketh away. Blasted be the name of the EPUB committee.

ETA: But see the discussion at https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision/issues/642 where there’s some indication this metadata will be put back in before EPUB 3.1 is actually released.

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Blasted be the name of the EPUB committee.
Like many such committees the IDPF ePub committee seems to be a make-work racquet

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I would love to see ePub 3.1 be ePub 2 with the fixes and none of the crap of 3.0.
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