Reading status wiped for older Kobo Firmware
For anyone using a Kobo Touch with 1.9.x firmware, the reading status is cleared when connected. This happened if metadata management was set to automatic and there was no shelf attribute specified in the driver configuration. The fix is to skip this if there is no shelf attribute specified.
While doing this, I realised there was a look over the books if that could be skipped if shelf and series management was being done.