Hi there, I want to add my library to AeM, since it does such a good job in having all together (catalog, update and rename in hand, duplicate automatically alerting, and so on).
My problem is I never used a real ebook manager before, just kept my ebooks ordered by (many) folders, in categories, and used the old good whereisit software to keep a track of them.. That's why I'm asking for other users / authors experience.
Let say I am going to do a scan for all my books, and the AeM is building a nice database with them.
What happens when I need to add some new books in various folders, and how am I supposed to do that?
1. One by one? Move file from downloads folder to library then manually add it to AeM with open file?
2. Is there any option in AeM to "scan for changes", basically to compare the hdd content with db and update the db accordingly, as the old whereisit is able to do, after I was adding the new books into the folders structure?
3. Am i supposed to give up my folder arrangement and just add bulk week folders with the weekly mixed-up gatherings? Since the AeM is keeping the track for me I should no longer need the organized-by-folder collection, right? Then scanning the new folder only would be enough for AeM to keep track of my collection.
The point is I would like to have my library as it is, organized in folders, to scan it with AeM, then to add my new books weekly/monthly into the folders, as appropriate, and then to use AeM to search for changes, without the need to rescan from scratch the whole library (building actually a new db).
Is there any way to do this, because I couldn't figure it by now? I still hope there is a trick I missed, and that's why I am asking for your expertise, thank you.
(using AeM PRO 18.104.22.168)