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message 1: by Darren (new)

Darren Thompson (drrnthmpsn) | 2 comments New Librarian with a quick question about editing book information, specifically the official URL. If there is no official website for the author or the book, is the book's page on the publisher's website an acceptable substitute?


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
The author's website (unless it is a specific subpage for the book) should not be used. That is, www.jsmith.com should not be used, but www.jsmith.com/bookname would be fine. And some books have their own websites, which are also fine.

Darren wrote: "is the book's page on the publisher's website an acceptable substitute?"

It's an acceptable option, yes. However, the URL is not required, so if there is no appropriate one, just leave it blank. And only add a URL if the link provides additional book information (excerpts, extras, and so on). Otherwise, best to leave the field blank.


message 3: by Darren (new)

Darren Thompson (drrnthmpsn) | 2 comments Great, thanks rivka.


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