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message 6: by Veronica (new)

Veronica (_superv) | 8 comments Thanks. Looks like I have to apply to be a Librarian before I can add. So i just submitted a request and see how goes.

vicki_girl wrote: "You can manually add books to the database using the following form:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/new

Please include as much information as possible. Also, since you are adding books in Chinese..."



message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 28331 comments Mod
Those discussions are all about translations. I think there is a big difference between a translation (which I see no reason to have on the foreign language edition) and a transliteration, which I do.

But again, we've never established a policy on this.


message 4: by vicki_girl (last edited Apr 24, 2012 01:10PM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments I have been removing English translation/transliterations from non-English book titles, mostly based on old discussions on this topic. (Links below)

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/3...

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/3...

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/3...

My apologies if this was the wrong thing to do. :'(


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Apr 24, 2012 12:54PM) (new)

rivka | 28331 comments Mod
vicki_girl wrote: "Example: うる星やつら not "Urusei Yatsura""

We don't have a general rule or agreement (that I can think of), but I like to add both. Well, not for Asian languages, which I don't know at all, but when I add books with Hebrew titles, I often put the title in Hebrew letters / English transliteration.


message 2: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments You can manually add books to the database using the following form:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/new

Please include as much information as possible. Also, since you are adding books in Chinese and Japanese, please add them using the appropriate hanzi, kanji, hirgana, katana, etc. Please not use Romanized titles.

Example: うる星やつら not "Urusei Yatsura"

Feel free to post back if you have any questions. Thank you for adding to the database! :)


message 1: by Veronica (new)

Veronica (_superv) | 8 comments Hi, I just joined this site today and am happy that there are many of the books I'd read available here.
I do read quite a few foreign language books (chinese, japanese). So as I'm able to actually found some, there are a lot that seems to be missing, especially for a few authors i read.

How to go about getting them added?


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