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Questions tagged [metadata]

Metadata is additional information saved within an ebook file, or an ebook management software, covering various meta information about the ebook. Typical metadata fields are:

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What tag use is expected in an ePub toc.xhtml?

I asked a similar question at What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?, but thought to create a different question about what to do for a toc.xhtml file. The error I am getting when I try to ...
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How to get the fragment name with JavaScript

I'm trying to build an interactive ebook as a single page application. Everything works fine till now, except that I couldn't find a way to create a dynamic table of contents. My initial idea was to ...
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How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
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Can a custom column with “Date” type be added to the tag browser?

In Calibre, I created a custom column with the type "Date". While it gets displayed as column in the ebook list, it does not appear in the tag browser. Is there a way to have a date-based column as ...
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Universal Identification metadata for e-books

I would like to add to my ebooks some reference metadata so as to be able to easily find information on the web, without using a search that is often tedious, possibly difficult since each search ...
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Calibre - switching title and series column

I have a problem with Calibre. I have imported many ebooks and the metadata were taken from the file name. In most cases the file name was author - title.epub. All went well, the metadata were ...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

I would like to use a command line to extract the title of a book (possibly also other metadata) from its epub file and return it as a string. I am using Linux, but my guess is that the question ...
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Can a Kindle Paperwhite show metadata?

Can a Kindle Paperwhite show you the metadata on an e-book? I do not mean to edit the metadata, but just to see it. Or does just seeing the metadata already require special software like Calibre? ...
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What are the most appropriate metadata to manage and search ebooks

On an online platform for ebooks that you would use to search, sort, and save online entity of your books (like goodreads, scribd etc.), what meta data fields would be handy to have available for a ...
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Calibre: Author with the word “and” in the name?

Sometimes a book doesn't really have an explicit "author", but is rather authored by some group. So for example maybe there's a book about Croatian politics that's by "The Croatian Studies Institute"....
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Adding blurb/summary metadata to an ebook file

Is there a standard way to add a blurb to an epub file, and to Amazon files, such that the information will show up on an ereader device?
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Why/Where is calibre writing author/title in metadata when saving to device?

When I connect my device Simple Touch Nook, I send a book to my device using the calibre management software. Although I have the template {title} - {authors} set for sending to device, when I open ...
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EPUB 3.0 <dc:identifier>

My question is on the <dc:identifier>. Is the <dc:indentifier> unique and hashed to an IP address or MAC address?
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How to set metadata (title, author) of exported PDF documents in LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org

I often create 'read only once and delete' PDF files with LibreOffice. How can I set their metadata (title, author) properly so my Sony Reader could show it on the Books screen?
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Updating EPUB book author and title metadata

I own many EPUB books (Spanish, English). Some have the name of the author wrong, such as "Esquivel, Laura" instead of "Laura Esquivel". And have the name of series in book title, where it does not ...
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Are there ways to automatically detect what book an e-text is?

I know that these days, there are services (I think Google provides one) that can take a "digital fingerprint" of a song, and help you catalogue that song, e.g. composer/band/genre/year. Is there a ...
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What software should I use to write books, which can be exported to Lulu and CreateSpace?

I currently use PagePlus X6 to typeset books. It has the capability to export to .pdf files and .epub files. However, the generated files are being rejected by Lulu and CreateSpace. Is there an ...
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How can I display 'word count' in Calibre while browsing my Library?

I use Calibre, to manage my library of eBooks. It is easy to include the size of the book, but with images and such that can be misleading. I notice on Smashwords they often include a word count in ...