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message 1: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Can we start a sticky for authors which need merging by staff? Is the librarian group a good place for this, or should we just email GR support?

Laurie R King needs to be merged into Laurie R. King to move the fans and topics (I already shifted the books and quotes).


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Cait wrote: "Can we start a sticky for authors which need merging by staff?"

Sure. Here is fine.


message 3: by A.M. (new)

A.M. (amharte) | 9 comments Got another one:

Darren G. Burton is a Goodreads Author, so I don't think I can fix this. Anyway there's a dupe account here - Burton, Darren G.

Thanks!


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Got 'im.


message 5: by A.M. (new)

A.M. (amharte) | 9 comments thanks!


message 6: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 117 comments I don't dare to correct Patricia Rasey. I've updated Amanda Ashley's books but I've not deleted the other author (none books now)


message 7: by Paula (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 6847 comments We would normally go by the name on the books but since she has created her author profile differently we would use what she has chosen. Since she is a GR author either she or a GR staff member will need to merge profiles, although some one could go through the books on the non GR profile and change to the GR profile name.

You could send her a message and ask her.


message 8: by Marisa (last edited Oct 24, 2010 11:50AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 117 comments Tracey wrote: "Marisa wrote: "I don't dare to correct Patricia Rasey. I've updated Amanda Ashley's books but I've not deleted the other author (none books now)"

Thanks Marissa! I'm curious how were you able to ..."


Experience... and number of spaces ;) I've done it with other authors and I normally do it in this way (after trying in other ways and not being able to do it):

* I edit a book which belongs to the author I want to associate the book with and I copy the author.
* I edit the book I want to change the author and paste the author I have copied.

And that's all.


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Patricia Rasey all fixed.


message 10: by Velma (new)

Velma (velmalikevelvet) | 61 comments Please merge:

Claude Saumaise

into Clauius Salmasius

The latter is the Latin name of the former, and the iteration that appears on Wikipedia.

Thanks!


message 11: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 8034 comments done


message 12: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Oct 28, 2010 04:10PM) (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
However, the former is preferred by the LoC.


message 13: by willaful (last edited Oct 29, 2010 11:42AM) (new)

willaful She's a GoodReads author, so this will have to be done book by book, or by rivka. I know which one I want. ;-)


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Wuss. ;)


message 15: by Keith (new)

Keith (kgf0) | 209 comments Mur Lafferty (editor) to GR author Mur Lafferty - I tried to notify the author directly, but she's not accepting messages.


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Done.


message 18: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Done.


message 19: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger (EvaMarie22) | 756 comments Thanks rivka!


message 20: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl This author supposedly has one work but it's not visible.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 21: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
That's because it's really three. Looks like someone corrected all relevant books; I got the "author".


message 23: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Done.


message 24: by Marco (new)

Marco | 1 comments I think Alastair Archibald and Alastair J. Archibald need merging (look for the book "A mage in the making"


message 25: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
I got them, but any librarian could have done that merge. No need to post here.


message 26: by Thomas (new)

Thomas | 6 comments Joshua Ramo, Joshua C. Ramo, and Joshua Cooper Ramo should be combined.


message 27: by willaful (new)

willaful Got them.


message 28: by Clouds (last edited Nov 13, 2010 03:46AM) (new)

Clouds Qa | 12 comments How can I combine 2 books for one author but they are different language?


this is the English edition:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...


and this is the Arabic edition:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96...


message 29: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 8034 comments The primary author must be listed in the same language (Exactly the same so the book will appear on the same author's profile page). The listing in Arabic can appear as a secondary author. This is a work-around until we have the AKA feature completed. Then the editions can be combined.


message 30: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Melody wrote: "This is a work-around until we have the AKA feature completed."

Vote to make that happen sooner!


message 32: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Combined.


message 33: by Melody (last edited Nov 19, 2010 01:36PM) (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 8034 comments Please combine this author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
With this one: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

the second listing (the correct one) is for a Goodreads' author.
*edit: This is a listing for her too: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 34: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 8034 comments Please combine this author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
With this one: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

the second listing (the correct one) is for a Goodreads' author.


message 35: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Got 'er.


message 37: by Paula (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 6847 comments Done - but as neither of these authors where GR authors you could have combined them yourself.

I have also disambiged the author


message 38: by Giacomo (new)

Giacomo Boccardo | 15 comments I thought you, super-librarians, had more powerful functionalities to combine authors: using mine ones, I'd have to change every author in every book. And I can't remove the wrong author.


message 39: by willaful (new)

willaful If the author is not a GR author, you should be able to change their info on their author page (which will automatically change all their books.) That will bring up a screen asking you which author you want to keep. Pick the correct one, rather than the one you just changed, and the authors are merged.


message 40: by Giacomo (new)

Giacomo Boccardo | 15 comments Thanks willaful, I haven't noticed it :)


message 41: by Carollynn (new)

Carollynn (vptc) | 2 comments hi everyone i wrote a book called The Musical Mermaid and put it in the books! and added qoutes!


message 42: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Nov 24, 2010 06:38AM) (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
Carollynn, unless the book was published (i.e., mad available to the public), it really does not belong on Goodreads as a published work. You are welcome to add it to your writing section, though!


message 43: by Rosenkavalier (new)

Rosenkavalier | 44 comments It seems that we have multiple Edward Carrs in GR.
There is one Edward Hallet Carr:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

One Edward H. Carr:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

At least in Italy, his books are published as "Edward H.", but GR seems to know him better as "Hallet".

Should I merge them keeping Hallet? Thanks for any suggestion.


message 44: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28979 comments Mod
That would be my suggestion, yes.


message 45: by Rosenkavalier (new)

Rosenkavalier | 44 comments Ok, let's roll then! :)


message 46: by Adara (new)

Adara (AdaraOHare) | 2 comments There are apparently 3 A.R. Moler (Moler, AR and AR Moler) authors. Each has a And Hell Itself Breathes Out listed. Could someone merge these please?


message 47: by Dori (new)

Dori (adorible) | 198 comments Adara wrote: "There are apparently 3 A.R. Moler (Moler AR and AR Moler) authors. Each has a And Hell Itself Breathes Out listed. Could someone..."

Fixed :)


message 48: by Adara (new)

Adara (AdaraOHare) | 2 comments Thank you!


message 49: by Catie (new)

Catie | 11 comments We've got GR listings for Carol Hupping Stoner, Carol Hupping, Carol H. Stoner and Carol Stoner. They're all the same person, and as far as I can tell her books have been published under Carol Hupping Stoner and more recently, Carol Hupping. On WorldCat, she's always listed as Carol Hupping. Any clues as to what I should do here?


message 50: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 386 comments Catie wrote: "We've got GR listings for Carol Hupping Stoner, Carol Hupping, Carol H. Stoner and Carol Stoner. They're all the same person, and as far as I can tell her books have been published under Carol Hup..."

I changed the Carol H. Stoner and Carol Stoner profiles to Carol Hupping Stoner.


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