Better Control of Multi-Book Volumes/Works
1. Allow us to search for books within multi-work volumes from the Library Screen (perhaps have a sublist under multi-work volumes displaying the different books found within).
2. Display which book within a multi-work volume a search result is found
3. Allow us to limit searches within a multi-work volume to a specific book found within that volume.
More and more resources are being published as author-based collections were individual books are within a volume of works. This can be a problem when searching as results are displayed as being within a volume of a work and we are not told which specific book within the volume it is found in. These multi-work volumes should be able to be accessed not only as volumes but also as individual books. This was suggested in this forum post responding to Bob's suggestion regarding what we would like to search for but can't: http://community.logos.com/forums/p/27679/213107.aspx#213107
I have recently had this problem when trying to search within only John Owen's Death of Death in the Death of Christ. I had to first find the book within my John Owen Collection. Then open that volume. Then run a search on that volume and have to manually sort through which results from that search fell within Death of Death.
Jon Kennedy commented
Why not just get rid of multi-work volumes? They are altogether problematic. You can't tag them properly, the search engine considers them a single work thereby skewing results, and you can't look through your library and see what works you have.
Rosie Perera commented
Rosie Perera commented
I'd also like the ability to see these sub-resources listed as (for want of a better term) "virtual" books in my Library, so that when I sort/group by author's name I can see right away that I have them. Also I'd want to be able to click on one to open its parent volume and jump directly to the book in question, etc.
Stephen Paynter commented
I couldn't agree more, both being able to find these sub-"resources" from the library, and the ability to set up searches over (and hence collections of) these sub-"resources". This should work for books of books, books of papers, and books of articles (like dictionaries and encylopedias)
If it was too hard to change these things as requested, a poor man's interim solution might be to allow users to "explode" a resource so that its papers, chapters or articles became resources in their own right in their own local library of resources.