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message 1: by Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (last edited Aug 31, 2013 11:35AM) (new)

Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (goodreadscombatgrl) | 24 comments I have a lot of old/obscure books I'm thinking of adding to GR but I think many will have the problem this one does - I can't find an ISBN number. From this info: http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/26...
It seems like this is something a librarian should do.

If someone could add this that would be epic, but also let me know the best way of adding this kind of old book? Is it easier for you librarianfolk for me to either
1) post all the info like this here and let you enter it
or
2) create a new book entry myself with info that I have and then post the link here for a librarian to check and add a Librarian Note to?
(I'm thinking #2 would be less work for you folk.)


Title: Our World Today, Europe and Europe Overseas
Authors: De Forest Stull and Roy W. Hatch
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon
Publish date: 1946
Number of pages: 380 pgs
Format: Hardback

Description: A textbook on 1940s Europe - focusing on history, geography, industry, and politics - all from a very American perspective. Illustrated with many black and white photos.

From the forward: "The 1946 edition of Our World Today - Europe and Europe Overseas is printed after V-E Day, which marked the defeat of Germany in the second World War, and V-J Day, which marked the total defeat of Japan. The might of the American people with their immense resources played a decisive part in winning these victories.

We have known for centuries that the world is round, but it took a global war and the airplane to make most of us realize this fact and all it implies for good or ill in our international relations. This series starts with a global conception of the earth, a fundamental idea in all geography study and teaching.

...Our children are at the threshold of a new world. The sign and symbol of this new world is the airplane. This is the age of the air. As we look down on our world today from the cabin of an airplane, we find beneath us a new earth; land spaces, water areas, mountain barriers, island stepping-stones, trade routes - all have lost much of their old significance."

..........................................

ID numbers I found via other sites:

Open Library: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL586865...
Library of Congress G127 .S84 1934
Open Library OL5868656M
LC Control Number 62056145
OCLC/WorldCat 3322562
Library Thing 1422907

World Cat: http://www.worldcat.org/title/our-wor...
OCLC Number: 4152939

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/B00B9I...
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon (1950)
ASIN: B00B9IRRP8

[Aside to anyone mildly curious: I'm getting ready to move and just realized that for the first time I have GR to keep track of all the books I'm going to have to keep in boxes for months. Finally I'll have help remembering exactly what I have in storage! And to remember why I'm hanging onto some of these old books. Also I don't have hundreds of these sorts of books, so this won't require a ton of librarian help. Er, hopefully.]


message 2: by Paula (last edited Aug 31, 2013 11:54AM) (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments THere is no need to have an ISBN. It is probably best for you post the info in this thread for each book.

Do a new message for book in this thread.

We only use ISBN, ASIN for Kindle / Audio editions / BNID and Kobo ID numbers,


message 4: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Batgrl wrote: "
[Aside to anyone mildly curious: I'm getting ready to move and just realized that for the first time I have GR to keep track of all the books I'm going to have to keep in boxes for months. Finally I'll have help remembering exactly what I have in storage! And to remember why I'm hanging onto some of these old books. Also I don't have hundreds of these sorts of books, so this won't require a ton of librarian help. Er, hopefully.]"


It would be great if at some point in future you can provide covers for those books as well. [if we can't find them on our allowed sources]


message 5: by Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (last edited Aug 31, 2013 12:11PM) (new)

Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (goodreadscombatgrl) | 24 comments Oh good - and thank you!

And hey - I was just thinking about the cover - on this book for instance it was the cover that made me interested in it, it has a nice design.

Only librarians can add covers right? So when I post book info here I can post a link to a jpg of the cover on Flickr, and then the librarian can take it from there?


Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (goodreadscombatgrl) | 24 comments 2 Covers:

I'm linking to the Flickr pages with multiple sizes so you'll have options over which to choose. Let me know if I need to retake any of these.


Our World Today, GR page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

Book cover:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/batgrl/9...



The Pike, GR page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...
(Pike needs to be capitalized on that page, btw)

Book cover:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/batgrl/9...


Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (goodreadscombatgrl) | 24 comments Created GR pages for the following 3 books. Flickr pages have book cover jpgs of various sizes - largest one appears on that page, smaller sizes are liked at the top. Amazon page included in case ASIN numbers are useful.
** = something that needs to be added, possibly.

1) Old Europe and Our Nation

GR page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

Flickr page with book cover:
www.flickr.com/photos/batgrl/96482443...

Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/Europe-Frederic...
ASIN: B000KMO1NK


2) There's Adventure in Civil Engineering,

GR:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

**Please add (I forgot, sorry!): Illustrations by Frank C. Murphy
Also under description: the sentence in all caps is as it was on the book jacket.

Flickr page of cover:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/batgrl/9...

Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/THeres-Adventur...
ASIN: B003VZTTA8


3)Odd Jobs in Lumbering

GR page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

**This one's from 1967 and I thought should have an ISBN number. All I could find was its Library of Conress Catalog Card Number: 67-24162. I didn't add this as I was unsure where.
**I added Charles Hawes as Illustrator - he was also the photographer. Was unsure how to add that - to the same line as Illustrator?

Flickr page with cover:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/batgrl/9...

Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/Lumbering-Deane...
ASIN: B000FM9A2W


Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (goodreadscombatgrl) | 24 comments 5) The Voyage of Growing Up

Added here:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

I currently don't have this particular book to photograph but it is available online as an ebook here:

http://archive.org/details/voyageofgr...

In fact I think that ebook scan is a better image than my copy of the book.

So on this text add:
a) link to ebook page
b) figure out if that ebook cover can be used?


message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43620 comments Mod
Pretty sure their Terms of Use do not allow using content from their site elsewhere.


Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) (goodreadscombatgrl) | 24 comments Well darn. I'll add hunting down our copy to photograph the cover to my to do list then.


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