|01-03-2017, 04:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle Wahington U.S.
collections, number of
I've been going in a minimalist direction with collections having each book put in a collection of the author's name and one or at the most two genres. Do you generally limit the number of collections a book is in or put in any and all that might fit it?
|01-03-2017, 08:41 PM||#3|
IOC Chief Archivist
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Device: Paperwhite, Fire HD8 (2015), Dell Venue Pro 8
I do the same with music, actually. Some of my music genres (of which I use nearly 100 in a prefixed sytem) would make little sense to anyone else, but I'm able to quickly get to what I'm in the mood to listen to.
So, yeah, basically my systems revolve around "how can I find this later without thinking about it too much".
|01-04-2017, 08:08 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: Kindle DXG
I already do that in the physical world. If I have trouble finding something, I put it back in the first place I looked.
|01-04-2017, 09:43 AM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: iPad Pro, iPad mini, Sony PRS-T2
One of the nice things about Calibre is that it supports putting a book in multiple collections. For the most part, I put books in first their basic collection, thus all SF&F books go into the SF collection, all history books go in the history collection, etc.. Then individual books go into additional collections. For example, I have a collection called favorites, which is where I put all my favorite books that I re-read a lot. Goldsworthy's history on the Punic Wars goes into History and Ancient History and Roman History.
|01-05-2017, 01:43 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kobo Aura One, Aura H2O, Aura HD, Nexus 7 HD, iPad Air
An sample search would be looking for a book in David Weber/John Ringo's Empire of Man series. To search for the books, I simple enter emp in the search box, tap Empire of Man in the suggestions and there are the 4 books in the series. This does have some issues with series such as the Grantville Gazette, J. D. Robb's In Death or Terry Pratchett's Discworld where the series has 40-70 books in it so you are paging through multiple screens. Equally easy to search by title or author -- simply entering wr brings up Patricia C. Wrede as a suggestion. Note that the search is not limited to starting at the first character of a series, title or author name -- entering laz brings up Roger Zelazny as a search suggestion.
At other times, I simply open the library page and enter a random number for the page number to pick a book more or less at random.
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|Yesterday, 04:05 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: KPW1, KA1
- Author's Name
- Book Series (if any)
- And a specific collection from the "Collections" column, if I designate it.
For example, I have the two (or are there more now?) free Fierce Reads short story anthologies published by Tor.com.
They are in the following collections:
- Various (anthologies all have the 'Various' author in my library)
- Fierce Reads
- Short Stories (added in the Collections column)
That's basically it
|Yesterday, 09:23 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2015
Device: Kobo Aura One, Ipad mini retina, Kindle Voyage and Fire
I usually have mine with only one collection name in the tags, but I have a *lot* of collections.
etc. As needed
I also put the series info in the title field, before the title of the book.
Over the years, I've found that the book's place in a series is more important that the title. Putting the info in the title just saves me time when saving epubs for backup, and I find it easier to see and work with than having them in separate columns.
|Yesterday, 10:08 PM||#9|
PHD in Horribleness
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In the ironbound section, near avenue L
Device: Just a whole bunch. I guess I am a collector now.
I have books in genre collections.
Then if there is a series I like enough to re-read I will also put those books in a series collection.
On top of those groupings I also have a collection of maybe twenty books that I re-read to cheer myself up sometimes.
No book is in more than three collections.
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