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message 1: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Please, can somebody help me to add details to author's profile?
I would like to add his name in different languages as he is bilingual and is translated into English also, his photo and video and the link to one of his stories in English.


message 2: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Can you provide a link to his profile?


message 4: by Empress (last edited Aug 09, 2015 05:23AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) Can you also please provide links to his English and other-language books?

As well as the information you want added to the profile?


message 5: by Taddeo (last edited Aug 09, 2015 12:37PM) (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Here is the link to his story translated to English:
http://www.jewishfiction.net/index.ph...

And here is the link to his story translated to Hungarian:
http://www.multesjovo.hu/en/aitdownlo...

Thrse are links to youtube:
https://youtu.be/4DvY_4Tytr8
https://youtu.be/VLmSAFFFsug
https://youtu.be/fuYKn-tM2jE

His name in Hebrew is נקודא זינגר (the book will be published soon)
His name in English is Nekoda Singer
and in Hungarian it's written Nekod Zinger

And how can I send you his photo?
You can use this one:
http://www.museumsyndicate.com/images...

Thank you for your help!


message 6: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Here is the English profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

I don't think I can use the picture from museum syndicate.


message 7: by Taddeo (last edited Aug 09, 2015 06:45AM) (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Yes, you can because the copyright is by Nekoda's friend Philippe Szpirglas, who made it, not by museum syndicate.


message 8: by Taddeo (last edited Aug 09, 2015 06:47AM) (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Thank you for the English page, but can these two be merged?
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 9: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments You can take the photo here, on his page:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xZ6Yp7hrrf4...


message 10: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Taddeo wrote: "Thank you for the English page, but can these two be merged?
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show..."


Absolutely not. https://www.goodreads.com/librarian_m...

Authors with books published in multiple languages should have their names dealt with similarly to those with pen names. All editions should have the primary author name as the standard or most common Roman (that is, English-language) version of the author's name. Editions published under another spelling of the name or the name in another language should have that name listed as the secondary author.

Different editions of a book not having the same primary author can cause quite a few distinct problems. Please keep the primary author for all editions of a work the same.



Providing me with different links for the same copyrighted picture doesn't help. The fact that it is copyrighted by his friend doesn't mean I can just use it.
https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...


message 11: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments I can send you another photo, I asked you to explain me how it can be done.
Perhaps, it would be better to delete the English page and add ALL of his names on his Russian page as his secondary names. What do you think?


message 12: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Sorry, now I understood how it works. but still I would be very glad if the photos can be added on both pages. And what can be done about Hebrew? Should we wait till the book will be published?


message 13: by Empress (last edited Aug 09, 2015 08:12AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) Taddeo wrote: "Sorry, now I understood how it works. but still I would be very glad if the photos can be added on both pages. And what can be done about Hebrew? Should we wait till the book will be published?"

I'll explain again anyways :)

Each book can have multiple authors. However there is no way on Goodreads to create one profile for all (translated) names of a single author. Each translated name is a separate profile. In order for books to be combined all books need to have the same "primary" name - the name that is displayed first on a book page. To consolidate the way people manage the database and as it is a US website, for author translated in English and other roman languages we use as a primary name the most-popular English/Roman version of the name. This will be the name for all books and editions.
However a Russian edition will also have the Russian version of the name. This will help display all Russian translated books into the Russian profile and will allow Russian speaking users to search for the author with His Russian name and his Russian-translated books.

Additionally links can be left in profiles to link them (as I have done).

When will the Hebrew books be published? As there are no such in the database I cannot create the profile as the Hebrew name should really be attached only with the Hebrew editions. As soon as I add the name to a book the profile will be created, but if there are no book in it there are automated scripts that will delete it.



You can upload a picture in your profile, however we need to know the source of it.


message 14: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Thank you! The Hebrew book will be published till the end of the year.
I'll upload on of my own photos immediately.
Best regards.


message 15: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Here is the link:
https://d.gr-assets.com/photos/143913...
Can you, please, add it for both pages or should I send another one?


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
As Ellie explained, we cannot use an author photo without explicit permission from the photo's copyright holder.


message 17: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments As I explained, I'm the copyright holder.


message 18: by Taddeo (last edited Aug 09, 2015 11:23AM) (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments I sent you the link to the different photo on my page in the message #15 and I wrote that it is my photo in the message #14.


message 19: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Ellie, I see that you deleted your message, I hope you are not annoyed.
I just want to do it the best way possible.


message 20: by Empress (last edited Aug 09, 2015 12:11PM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) I was just saying you did not say you are the copyright owner. You said "the copyright is by Nekoda's friend Philippe Szpirglas,"

It's not annoyance. It's common for librarians not to act on something they are unsure of.

If there is info on the Hebrew book we can add it now.


message 21: by Taddeo (last edited Aug 09, 2015 12:43PM) (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments I told you "the copyright is by Nekoda's friend Philippe Szpirglas" about the different photo, not about the one I uploaded on my page, this one is mine:

https://d.gr-assets.com/photos/143913...

I don't think it will be right to add the book that is not published yet.
I hope there will be no problem to add the photo that I uploaded on both English and Russian pages.
Thanks a lot for your help.


message 22: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) I've uploaded the photo on the profiles. Thanks for the image.

Let us know when he is published in Hebrew.


message 23: by Taddeo (new)

Taddeo | 29 comments Thank you very much!


message 24: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) You are welcome :)


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