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accorder accords

Accorder takes care of various tasks which Memory of the World amateur librarians do in order to maintain their shared catalogs online.

It builds searchable, standalone, portable webapp which one could then just copy to USB disk and open BROWSE_LIBRARY.html in her web browser.

It uploads all of the books and metadata from local Calibre's library (together with portable webapp) to the server.

It helps a librarian to maintain and share her catalog at

together with other amateur librarians.

It does all of above in one go by typing: accorder release SESSION.

The configuration file will keep information about one or more SESSION. Good name for SESSION is the one which reminds you quickly on what SESSION would do.

Under every SESSION's configuration section there will be information about the directory path of local Calibre's library, librarian's name, credentials needed to upload/download the files to the destination server etc.

Available commands

  • build: Build standalone, portable webapp from Calibre library.
  • mc: A proxy for minio client responsible for upload & download.
  • release: Release local Calibre collection to the MotW Library.
  • submit: Submit metadata to the aggregated MotW Library.
  • upload: Upload local Calibre library to the MotW server.


accorder, originally written in Python, has been in use for years by MotW librarians. This repository is where accorder is being reimagined and rewritten in Go. The last feature missing from Python version is the import to Calibre from Zotero.

The short-term roadmap is to rally the community around Gitea, which not only does what Gitea does best, but also serves as the main hub for user management. Headscale is handling the p2p topology and public IP exit node. Sftpgo and Minio are teamed up to provide a simple shared file exchange space for the community, as well as an object store that could potentially allow for some distributed storage expansion.

A decade ago, before accorder, there was a Calibre's plugin [lets share books] which allowed for sharing books at "live" from librarian's laptop. That was a great conceptual "proof of concept" but patrons complained about not being stable and reliable.

This new infrastructure would allow librarians to share their web app catalogs "live" straight from their laptop - public and/or protected. Another project Logan & Jessica would come back too. Jessica could use her laptop to become an exit node for Logans in need.

With this setup MotW librarians will be much better equipped to participate in Sandpoints projects.