editable by many people so that they can add relevant references from anywhere
in the world. In this case, you might then want to copy some of these references
into your main research library.
•You might want to create multiple libraries for the purposes of distributing
reading lists to students or colleagues. For example, you might want to create a
special library that includes all of the reading for a course you are teaching. As
in the previous case, these references are likely to also appear in your main
research library, but you really only want your students to receive those papers
that are relevant to your course.
•You might want to split up a very large library (with, say, tens of thousands of
references) into one archival library and one smaller active library for those
references that you use most frequently. This can improve performance on the
most active library while preserving all of the references in the archival library.
One disadvantage of having multiple libraries is if the separate libraries have
common topics. In this case, the libraries may end up with duplicate references or,
in another example, may end up with one library having needed references and the
other library not having them.
It should be noted here that synchronized libraries are actually copies of one
individual library. This section about how many libraries to create relates to
separate, individual libraries that may or may not have synchronized copies created
later for distribution to other computers or people.
Creating A Library
When you’re ready to create a library, follow these steps to begin.
1. Use the File > New Library command to create a library.
2. A new library window will appear with a sheet for specifying the location of the
library on your computer.
3. Choose a name for your library and the location on your computer where it will
A Sente library must be stored on a local disk on your computer (that is, not
on a remote, or network, disk). This is because Sente libraries include a
SQLite database and SQLite does not support non-local disks.
In addition, Sente libraries must not be placed in a synchronized folder,
such as a Dropbox folder. Synchronization services such as Dropbox do not
understand database files and they will eventually corrupt the database.