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New step in the InterLibrary project and other new features (Portable version for Windows, Send-to-PocketBook option, etc.)

Oct 26, 2023
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Starting off with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our project during the fall fundraising drive! Your support is invaluable, and your donations help us continue our work and keep you happy with new features.

InterLibrary: add your paper books

A month ago we announced the Global Paper Book Library (InterLibrary) and now we have 130 Z-Points in 40 countries! You can check out the full list and find the nearest Z-Point here. Our goal is to build a global library of paper books accessible to people around the world.

Today, we are taking another step towards this goal and opening the possibility for all users to register their paper books in our system. For this purpose, we've developed a special interface where you can register your paper books that you are willing to share. You'll need your mobile phone to take a photo of the book cover, scan the barcode, and fill in basic info (in case our system can't do it automatically). So all your books will be listed in our system.

⚠️ Please bear in mind, this is not a fully completed feature, but a step towards facilitating book exchanges between users. We're planning to introduce a mechanism for exchanging books and user contacts soon. Despite this, you can already register your books in the InterLibrary system.

Send-to-PocketBook option

However, we don't forget our online library! We've added a "Send-to-PocketBook" feature that enables you to send files directly to your PocketBook device (check the instruction on how to set up this option). Moreover, we've consolidated all the options for sending books to devices into a single "Send To" button.

Email notification setting

To make sure you stay updated with new intriguing books and events on the website, we've incorporated notifications for the new books in your favorite booklists and responses to your comments. And to allow you to manage these email notifications, we've added a setting in your Edit Profile.

Portable version for Windows

Our work on enhancing the desktop application is ongoing, and we've now developed a portable version for Windows. Furthermore, updates for other OS are set to be released shortly.

Sort your booklists by color

It's not a secret that booklists are popular among our users, with many having over 50 booklists to their name! To enhance your experience and make managing your booklists easier, we've introduced a new feature that allows you to color-code your booklists and sort them by color. To utilize this feature, simply hover over your booklist and click on the 3-dot button (booklist menu), then select 'Change color'.

Thanks for reading! For any questions, please email us at support@z-lib.se :)

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