Collection without Fiction books.

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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 19 2016 1:33 PM

I'd like to create a collection sans fiction. Is this possible?

Thanks,

Jim

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 19 2016 1:48 PM

James Chandler:

I'd like to create a collection sans fiction. Is this possible?

To a certain extent of precision: yes. Many people (me too) make it a habit to tag fiction works - such as some Vyrso freebies - with a tag "fiction". If you do the same, you can use a rule like * -mytag:fiction 

If you didn't do the tagging yourself, you could rely on the tagging of others with a rule like * -tag:fiction (which I think includes community tag field - I'm currently not at my Logos PC to verify). You will find that some fiction works have not been tagged by enough people to enable the community tag, and some things are tagged as fiction by that minimum number of users, where others would use "real story" or "biography" or such tags.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 19 2016 1:54 PM

The identification of fiction resources would have to be based on subject tagging.  I.e., this will give you a list of fiction books:

subject:fiction

and inversely, this should give a list of books that aren't fiction:

* -subject:fiction

But since most of the fiction books in my library are Vyrso or Personal Books, it's most likely they are not matched.  Plus you can't really rely on the Library of Congress subject tagging to be consistent.

So I've taken to adding a personal tag of "fiction" to each fiction book I own to better identify them.  And so I can use this rule:

* -subject:fiction -tag:fiction

This rule also takes advantage of community tags; so if others have tagged a book as fiction then it will be excluded.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 19 2016 1:55 PM

Start by filtering Library with edition:ebook (Vyrso titles) and tag the fiction titles (select multiple titles to give them the same tag).

Your collection rule would then look like, for example  type:monograph -mytag:fiction  (non-fiction monographs)

EDIT: Based on Todd's response, my rule would become:-

type:monograph -mytag:fiction -subject:fiction

but you still have to tag  personal books (edition:user) and some Faithlife books (edition:logos type:monograph) as fiction.

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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 19 2016 2:43 PM

Thanks all for the help.

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