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Toller
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Archive question

I'm just curious. Since it is so easy to archive/unarchive books, why not just keep 1-2 books that you are currently reading on the active "inventory" and then archive all the rest? Is there a time limit on the archived books? Do they disappear after some time interval?

 

Eric

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W8WCA
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Re: Archive question

 They do not disappear.

 

I have too many ebooks to archive then un archive them.

 

I just use apx 12 bookshelves I made and that helps out.

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JinSC
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Re: Archive question


Toller wrote:

I'm just curious. Since it is so easy to archive/unarchive books, why not just keep 1-2 books that you are currently reading on the active "inventory" and then archive all the rest? Is there a time limit on the archived books? Do they disappear after some time interval?

 

Eric



If space on your NC is an issue this is certainly and option.  The problem I see with archive/unarchive is that i have to do it at my PC and then sync the two.  Not a biggie, but what if I finish my book on the NC and have forgotten to unarchive something new?  I admit that I only have a dozen or so books on my NC right now, and several of those are library books, so in some ways I follow your suggestion.  It's just nice to know I have a couple of months worth of reading with me at all times.

 

Besides, don't you want to show off all the books you have?

 

Jeremy

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A_Wilson
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Re: Archive question

Jeremy,

 

You know that you can archive/unarchive directly on your NC, right?  The very last shelf in your library is a listing of your archived books, all you have to do is tap on the archived book and select unarchive...Just thought it might make it easier for you than having to do that from a computer.

 

Cheers.

 

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Re: Archive question

Yeah, it's easy to archive and unarchive if you have a wifi connection at the time. But since I don't ever want to be caught without a book to read, I make sure I have at least a dozen or so already downloaded at any given time. That allows for travel, power or internet outages, or any unforeseen circumstances that could keep me from having a fresh book to read when I finish one.

 

Also - it takes time to unarchive a book - your NC has to redownload it. Why bother?

 

No time limit on archiving/unarchiving - and they don't go away. It's just an unnecessary hassle when I have plenty of space on my Nook for a heck of a lot of books. I keep the ones I am currently reading and next in my to-be-read pile on my home page so I can find them easily.

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Re: Archive question


A_Wilson wrote:

Jeremy,

 

You know that you can archive/unarchive directly on your NC, right?  The very last shelf in your library is a listing of your archived books, all you have to do is tap on the archived book and select unarchive...Just thought it might make it easier for you than having to do that from a computer.

 

Cheers.

 

:smileyhappy:


Thanks...I am used to looking at books on my homepage not on shelves and the Archive option is not available from the Homepage.  however, you still need wifi to unarchive. 

 

At this point i don't have a large personal collection....most of my reading is from my library, so archiving hasn't been a big issue.  nor shelving for that matter.

 

Thanks for the tip, though.

 

Jeremy

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Re: Archive question

There are 2 problems that may or will necessitate archiving. The first is if you run out of room for books on your NC. The second is if you have another nook-the N2E or the N1E as well as the NC. The NC can hold more books. If you have more than about 500, which could include larger illustrated books, and don't archive them, the N2E will keep popping up with the error saying it is full. I've had to go through and archive a lot of my books because of this.
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Re: Archive question

I have over 200 books on my NC archived just for spacial issues, I won't say I have too many books...I just have a lot to manage and archiving helps me get through all my books in my library quicker.  I wish I could organize my library without shelves a bit more.

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Toller
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Re: Archive question

Thanks to all.

 

My wife and I use one account for two Nooks....my color and her classic. It's retty easy for me to scroll through the whole library but on hers it's button push after button push. Since we rarely go back an re-read a book, archiving the books we've both read seems like a good option.

 

Thanks again.

 

Eric