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Poster: apLundell Date: Sep 3, 2021 7:48pm
Forum: texts Subject: "Availability" Check boxes

There's currently checkboxes for "Lending Library" or "Borrow 14 Days".

Could you PLEASE add an easy way to FILTER OUT those categories? And only see free books?

I know it can be done by memorizing the the names of those categories, and using a NOT operator, but it's such a usability frustration to not have a simple way of saying "I'm looking for a free book, not a loaner".

It seems strange to me that this wasn't implemented originally. This post was modified by apLundell on 2021-09-04 02:48:44

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 4, 2021 8:06am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'Availability' Check boxes

just add to your search query:
AND NOT collection:inlibrary

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Poster: apLundell Date: Sep 28, 2021 6:05pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'Availability' Check boxes

Yes. I said in my original post that I know that's possible. But only because I asked a year ago.

Why is such basic functionality hidden behind an awkward and un-advertised operator?

I mean, without knowing that, Archive Dot Org's original archive is so difficult to use it's basically inaccessible unless you already have the exact title you're looking for.

Is the archive collection being deliberately phased out in favor of rental books?