Calibre server as a digital library/ebook management application on FreedomBox
The latest version of Calibre (3.19) has a server component with the following features:
- Ability to switch between multiple libraries
- Browse ebooks in a Calibre library
- Add or remove ebooks from the library
- Read ebooks in the browser or download to read offline.
Calibre is already quite popular as a desktop application. Users already using Calibre might have their ebook collections scattered across multiple desktop Calibre applications. Running a Calibre instance on a FreedomBox allows access from anywhere.
It also allows easy sharing of ebooks and other documents in a community. For example, in a community deployment like in a village or a school, Calibre running on a FreedomBox might hold textbooks for students.