Access to catalogs
Many public libraries and bookstores are adopting OPDS as a standard format to display their catalog on the Web. Thorium can provide access to OPDS 1 and 2 catalogs. It also supports several identification formats associated with OPDS and can therefore provide users with access to their personal library, i.e. the digital books that the user has acquired or borrowed, allowing them to be downloaded and read immediately.
When you are in the Thorium library, select the
Catalogs tab then the button
+ Add an OPDS feed.
Indicate a Name to designate this catalog and paste an address corresponding to
to a catalog distributed in OPDS format. Validate with the button
Activating the following link will download a .atom file that can be opened with Thorium: Download OPDS feed for Gutenberg.org new titles
It is also possible to use context menu (usually Right clic), Copy this link and paste it into Thorium Add an OPDS panel to see the magic happen.
OPDS feeds can also be provided as direct links which should open directly in Thorium. Open OPDS feed for Gutenberg.org new titles
Since Thorium 2.2, OPDS feeds can be edited so you can change the name or retrieve feed URL.
Example of OPDS feeds with LCP protected contents
Feeds with protected contents should allow you to login directly from Thorium catalog page, the button or access to login might be different depending on the feed provider.
Archive.org OPDS feed allows to browse and borrow books under LCP license. An Archive org account is needed, authentication page will open once you select a book. You can add it to Thorium with the following address: Open Archive.org OPDS feed
Feedbooks OPDS allows you to loggin from Thorium Catalog feed with the Shelf button on the upper right corner. Anybook bought with your Feedbooks account will be available for download directly from the Thorium OPDS feed catalog interface.
For testing purposes EDRLab provides a feed with three free publications under LCP protection. You can add it to Thorium with the following address: Add EDRLab OPDS public feed
OPDS Feed responsibility
OPDS feeds and the access they provide to content are under responsibility of the feed publisher. So are the information given by the feed.