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24 books · 108 voters · list created January 25th, 2009 by deleted user.
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn The Battle of Maldon belongs on this list, but how to get it there ?


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I pretended it was written in 1090 in order to get it on there. (I guess no one knows the precise year.)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Same issues, in other words, as with the other "best books of distant past centuries" lists. Avicenna ("Metaphysics of Healing"/"Canon of Medicine"), "Beowulf" (oldest known copy), Su Shi's poetry, "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam (according to Wikipedia, written some time after 1048), the Domesday Book, Anselm of Canterbury's writings, and the early writings of Peter Abelard ... :(


message 4: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Themis-Athena wrote: "Same issues, in other words, as with the other "best books of distant past centuries" lists. Avicenna ("Metaphysics of Healing"/"Canon of Medicine"), "Beowulf" (oldest known copy), Su Shi's poetry..."

If it is known what year a book (poem, whatever) was created, it's easy to go into the record and input that year. If all we know is "11th century" or that degree of impreciseness, you can't put "11th century into the record. You have to input a numerical value.

I.e., you can fudge this field for Listopia purposes, but it's kind of detracting from the actual accuracy of the data on Goodreads.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Alas, you can only go into the records if you are a librarian, which I am not ...


message 6: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn "Go into the records" --How ? I was immediately accepted as a librarian but I don't know where to get cyber-instructions.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl 1. Anyone, librarian or not, can join the Goodreads Librarians Group and request that a record be changed or edited. Here is the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2...

2. Thom, if you are a librarian then you had to click a box saying that you had read the Librarian Manual. If you didn't read it and don't know how to do certain things, you shouldn't be editing records. If you do know what you're doing, there is an "edit" button for each book/edition of book in the upper right hand corner of the box that contains the book data such as # of reviews, publisher, # pages, etc. If you aren't sure whether you know what you're doing, it doesn't hurt to join the Librarians group and just read a bunch of posts to see what other librarians are discussing. It's quite helpful.


message 8: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn This whole "not published...etc." business is ridiculous. Would it work it we went to "XI" century ?


message 9: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn HMMM...Just noticed this list was started by "Unknown"....Wasn't that the Greek guy who killed the Cyclops ?
And: What is the PLURAL of Cyclops ?


message 10: by Stamatia (new)

Stamatia Actually Thom the guy who killed the Cyclops was "Ούτις" (nobody). As to the plural... Cyclopes maybe?


message 11: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Feb 21, 2010 11:45AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Which books are "not published" for you, Thom? It's easy enough to change the original publication date (the most bizarre one I changed I think was Twilight, which for some reason had a first publication date in the 1300s!).

On books this far back, getting a reasonable date can be hard, as well.


message 12: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Susanna wrote: "Which books are "not published" for you, Thom? It's easy enough to change the original publication date (the most bizarre one I changed I think was Twilight, which for some reason had a first publ..."

Watch for my new list: Books published in the senturee of the Norman Conquest. Together we can outskirt the cybergeeks.


message 14: by John (new)

John So frustrating! Several books to add, but all are "not published in this this century", acc. to GR.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) John wrote: "So frustrating! Several books to add, but all are "not published in this this century", acc. to GR."

Which are the books you'd like to add and when were they actually first published (contrary to what GR currently shows)? Librarians can edit the publication data; there should be some evidence of a given book's actual/approximate date of first publication for such edits to be made, though.


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