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v21.2: New Link Books with Core screen

April 28th, 2021

It is important to have your book entries linked to the corresponding entries in our Core online book database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Books mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic book details, like cover images, subjects, genres, Dewey, plot description, etc..

All book entries you added through the Add Books from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added books manually, or if you imported a list of books, e.g. from a CSV file or by adding eBook files, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.

Previously, linking books with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Book Collector has a completely new Link Books with Core screen.

New Link Books with Core screen

The new screen was created from scratch and offers a more visual and easier-to-use linking process, allowing you to quick link many books in one go. Open the new Batch Link screen by choosing Batch Link Books from the new CLZ Core menu.

When you open the screen, it automatically shows a list of all your unlinked books. Click Find Matches at the top left to automatically find the best matches in our Core online book database, based on ISBN, author, title and publisher.

This process will auto-link books based on ISBN where possible. For the rest of your unlinked books it determines a “match score”. Use the big green Link button at the bottom right to accept the all “high match scores” and link them all in one go, saving you loads and loads of time and clicks!

Finally, for the remaining low scores, go through and click the Accept button to accept the suggested match, or use the Link Manually button to find a matching book manually:

New CLZ Core menu

For better grouping of all CLZ Core related tools, we’ve added a new top level CLZ Core item in the menu, which now contains the following:

  • Update Book from CLZ Core
  • Batch Link Books
  • Submit Book to CLZ Core

Fixed:

  • Add Book: Text on Add button could disappear out of view
  • Main screen: Folder panel now has a minimum height as it could disappear from view after collapsing it

Recent changes

v21.2: New Link Books with Core screen April 28th, 2021 v21.1: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect March 22nd, 2021 v21.0.3 Various improvements and fixes March 4th, 2021 v21.0: New: Pre-fill fields while adding books January 18th, 2021 v20.5 Easier access to the Manage Pick Lists screen August 25th, 2020 v20.4: Changing your folder field is now much easier July 30th, 2020 v20.3: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 25th, 2020 v20.2: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.1 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 25th, 2020 v20.0.2 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 4th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 13th, 2020 19.3: Many more fields now sync with the CLZ Cloud (inc. Back Cover)! October 14th, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 15th, 2019 v19.1.2: More tweaks to the Add button March 25th, 2019 v19.1: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 7th, 2019 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 17th, 2018 Success rate for ISBN searches now 97%! (was 90%) August 6th, 2018 v18.4.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 30th, 2018 v18.3.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.2: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v18.1: Add Books screen: Better and faster Author/Title searches January 10th, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 11th, 2017 v17.2: Now sync your Loan Information to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect! July 20th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Books screen! June 1st, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017