I've just downloaded a trial of Bookpedia, and am pretty impressed. I'm strongly considering using the program for an online scholarly bibliography project I''m working on. My goal is to be able to create a well-organized annotated bibliography that can be easily updated and expanded as time goes on. I plan to use the HTML or FTP capability to export a book collection and embed it on a page of a website. In general, the embedding seems pretty straightwforward and simple.
My primary question is about ways for visitors to site to be able to sort/search the data. Looking at the templates available for Bookpedia, it appears that I can export a book collection alphabetically by letter or word depending upon which column is highlighted prior to export: i.e.: author, title, publisher, year, etc.. This is great, but I would like to give visitors to my site the ability to CHOOSE the method of sorting. Short of embedding multiple versions of my Bookpedia collection sorted by different criteria, is there a method or template that would give visitors multiple sorting options? Ideally, from one embedded Bookpedia collection, I would like visitors to be able to choose to view results by AUTHOR, YEAR, or SUBJECT.
Is there a way to do this, or will I need to maintain simultaneous HTML versions for each option?
Thanks for any advice.