LLR - interest in adding this tool

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 16 2015 11:10 AM

Checking to see if any of you LLR (Logos Library Reporter tool that i built) users are interested in me building a tool which adds books to Calibre. Calibre is a free tool found on the internet for tracking your Digital Library.

Calibre already has a plugin which adds book info into Calibre, but it does not add book-cover images for these books. i don't think it adds Tags (e.g. Logos, Vyrso, PBB) either.

The tool would add book titles & covers to Calibre. They would be empty books (not the actual book for reading; just the book title/author/book-cover/series & possibly tags [i.e. Logos, Vyrso, PBB]). This tool would work on Windows 7 and higher machines. Hopefully the tool would also work in updating books already in Calibre (from your Logos books) to add the book-cover for those missing the cover (e.g. you have already used the plugin to add your Logos books to Calibre, but they don't have book-covers).

 If there are enough people interested in this tool, then i will proceed in starting work on this tool.

EDIT: below is a screenshot of Calibre with book-covers, Tags, & series info.

       

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2015 6:49 AM

bump -- for those who may not have seen this post.

 

If you are interested in this feature being built, then reply to this post. Or if you have questions, then you can also reply to this post.

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2015 1:44 PM

steve clark:

Checking to see if any of you LLR (Logos Library Reporter tool that i built) users are interested in me building a tool which adds books to Calibre. Calibre is a free tool found on the internet for tracking your Digital Library.

Yes, me, me, me! Please and thank you! I would love a tool like this! The LLR helped me immensely in moving my list of Logos books to Calibre, and it would be so wonderful if the covers could come over as well. I know you'll only work on it if enough people show interest but please note I have enough enthusiasm for a hundred persons! Big Smile

Here is a screenshot of what my Faithlife virtual library looks like - so sad with no covers! I could add covers via Edit Metadata but, with just over 3000 resources ...

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2015 4:00 PM

Yasmin,

Could you reply to me via email? i have some questions about using Calibre (i am a newbe on Calibre). You seem to be a knowledgeable user.

Edit:  i was contacted, thank you!!!

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2015 4:55 PM

steve clark:

Yasmin,

Could you reply to me via email? i have some questions about using Calibre (i am a newbe on Calibre). My email address is admin AT clark-tx DOT net. You seem to be a knowledgeable user.

Edit:  heading to a Bible study in a little while. Will check back when i get home.

Make that a 'relatively' knowledgeable user Smile Happy to help any way I can.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2015 7:37 PM

Jumps up and down shouting yes yes yes please!!!!!

That would be wonderful!

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Filipe Moreira | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 2:14 AM

That would be very nice! 

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Sarel Slabbert | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 4:10 AM

Filipe Moreira:

That would be very nice! 

Big Smile  YES PLEASE

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 5:04 AM

Count me in as well. Active links in Calibre that open the corresponding Logos resource would be a welcome feature.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 8:20 AM

Hi Virgil,

Virgil Buttram:
Active links in Calibre that open the corresponding Logos resource would be a welcome feature.

i have not found a way that Calibre offers this feature (a link to open a book in Logos/Verbum). So as mentioned above, the program would just add book titles/authors/book-covers/Tags to your Calibre library.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 8:35 AM

Hi abondservant,

Wonder if you could also contact me via email (see my email address in Yasmin's response), thanks!

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 8:38 AM

steve clark:

Hi Virgil,

Virgil Buttram:
Active links in Calibre that open the corresponding Logos resource would be a welcome feature.

i have not found a way that Calibre offers this feature (a link to open a book in Logos/Verbum). So as mentioned above, the program would just add book titles/authors/book-covers/Tags to your Calibre library.

I understand. I'm not a programmer, so I can't say if there's something in the Calibre API that a Calibre plug-in could use or not.

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Tim Farley | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 11:42 AM

I would be interested in this as well.

Thanks! I just discovered LLR a few days ago. Great tool!

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2015 3:33 PM

Virgil Buttram:

I understand. I'm not a programmer, so I can't say if there's something in the Calibre API that a Calibre plug-in could use or not.

I'm nothing remotely like a programmer but I think this can probably be done. Calibre already uses "Identifiers" which, when clicked, take you to external sites. Maybe Logos resource links can be incorporated in there as well?

I don't use Identifiers (anymore) but I downloaded a few to this book to show:

This where they're downloaded to (via a metadata download, or they can be added manually)

These are the clickable links that take you directly to the book's page on Goodreads, Amazon and www.worldcat.org.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 19 2015 1:08 PM

i have decided not to build this tool.

After spending considerable time coding & experimenting with Calibre, i ran into some obstacles which lead me to abandon the project.

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 19 2015 5:28 PM

Thanks for looking in to it!

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2015 8:17 AM

Virgil,

Virgil Buttram:
Thanks for looking in to it!

You are welcome. Sorry that it did not work out Sad

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 29 2016 3:34 PM

steve clark:

Hi Virgil,

Virgil Buttram:
Active links in Calibre that open the corresponding Logos resource would be a welcome feature.

i have not found a way that Calibre offers this feature (a link to open a book in Logos/Verbum). 

Yasmin Stephen:

Virgil Buttram:

I understand. I'm not a programmer, so I can't say if there's something in the Calibre API that a Calibre plug-in could use or not.

I'm nothing remotely like a programmer but I think this can probably be done. Calibre already uses "Identifiers" which, when clicked, take you to external sites. Maybe Logos resource links can be incorporated in there as well?

UPDATE:

In case anyone is still interested, this can be done via Calibre - see this thread I initiated over at the Calibre forum. Note especially the posts by user davidfor regarding his plug-in, GenericIdentifiers

In addition to the links, I was able to manually insert covers and descriptions for all my Logos resources, so now my Logos library is 'duplicated' in Calibre, and I can now open up a Logos resource from there. I did the majority of the work during periods of vacation leave (like right now) and it wasn't as hard as I thought. For ongoing maintenance, I plan to run LLR reports once or twice a month and add, delete or update as necessary.

For covers and descriptions, Mark Barnes' site came in very handy.  Now, if I never copy and paste anything ever again, I will be happy Smile

If you want to attempt any of this, feel free to post questions and I'll try answering!

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Kevin A Lewis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 16 2016 10:07 AM

It seems as though there are not going to be any more LLR (Logos Library Reporter) versions - so this would seem a very good idea.

Count me in.

Shalom

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