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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).


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Cait wrote: "Can we start a sticky for authors which need merging by staff?"

Sure. Here is fine.


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!


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Got 'im.


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


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Tracey (traceylb) | 10 comments Hopefully I have the right area to post the following two issues with GR Authors and their books...

The first author is Amanda Ashley who appears to be a Goodread Author but I've found other books that are not linked to her profile and I cannot work out how to attach them.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... (Goodreads Author)
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... (Amanda Ashley)

The second author is known as Patricia A. Rasey and yet the same author is a Goodreads Author under the name of Patricia Rasey. From what I can see all her books are written under the name Patricia A. Rasey - so I am confused what names the books should be assigned to...

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... (Goodreads Author)
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... (Book Covers Authors name)

Thanks!


Marisa (moretta) | 114 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)


Tracey (traceylb) | 10 comments 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 move her books as I tried a few times but I was obviously doing something wrong!

As to Patricia Rasey...maybe someone else will have an answer as there are books of the same title under both names.


Paula (Paulaan) | 4361 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.


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Marisa (moretta) | 114 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.


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Patricia Rasey all fixed.


Tracey (traceylb) | 10 comments rivka wrote: "Patricia Rasey all fixed."

Thanks rivka...whatever fix you applied it all looks good now!


Velma (velmalikevelvet) | 55 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!


Melody (runningtune) | 4947 comments done


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
However, the former is preferred by the LoC.


message 16: 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. ;-)


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Wuss. ;)


Keith (kgf0) | 162 comments Mur Lafferty (editor) to GR author Mur Lafferty - I tried to notify the author directly, but she's not accepting messages.


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Done.


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Done.


Eva Leger (EvaMarie22) | 756 comments Thanks rivka!


Lobstergirl | 3326 comments This author supposedly has one work but it's not visible.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
That's because it's really three. Looks like someone corrected all relevant books; I got the "author".


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Done.


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


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
I got them, but any librarian could have done that merge. No need to post here.


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


willaful Got them.


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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...


Melody (runningtune) | 4947 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.


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Melody wrote: "This is a work-around until we have the AKA feature completed."

Vote to make that happen sooner!


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Combined.


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Melody (runningtune) | 4947 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/...


Melody (runningtune) | 4947 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.


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rivka | 21498 comments Mod
Got 'er.


Paula (Paulaan) | 4361 comments Done - but as neither of these authors where GR authors you could have combined them yourself.

I have also disambiged the author


Giacomo Boccardo | 11 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.


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.


Giacomo Boccardo | 11 comments Thanks willaful, I haven't noticed it :)


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


message 45: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Nov 24, 2010 06:38AM) (new)

rivka | 21498 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!


Rosenkavalier | 42 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 47: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 21498 comments Mod
That would be my suggestion, yes.


Rosenkavalier | 42 comments Ok, let's roll then! :)


Adara | 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?


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 :)


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