Hi there -- Bonjour
Libraries are great once you get used to them but as I remarked on another post there's no way to SHARE libraries across a network even if the network consists of Windows 7 machines only.
Now you can see a potential problem here.
Say I have a folder called "Glacier pics Apr 2009) which I've just added to a Library on Computer A. It's possible that this folder isn't on a "Shared drive".
Now imagine this scenario -- I'm using a Laptop on a network and want to access the "Glacier pics Apr 2009") folder.
Where is it and how do I find it. If you use the Network browsing facility You'll only see your defined shares (either discs or directories or both). No Libraries.
This still means I'd have to make either the drive the folder is on "Shareable" or the folder itself.
This to me is a very serious limitation on the usefulness of libraries on Multiple computer systems as I now have EXTRA work to do -- as well as maintaining the library I have to ensure that all the components in it are "shareable" across a network.
Of course you can get to the library by using "Remote Desktop" or similar but in a lot of situations that option is neither desirable or possible.
To implement shared libraries would not be a problem -- there's got to be a catalog or internal table of the components of the library so allowing the remote computer to access this would easily enable the "sharing" facility. Anybody who has played around with data bases such as MySQL knows this is quite simple to do -- just define a table which contains the file links / urls.