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Jennifer (vaaht) | 4 comments I found the 1977 edition of the book that I am reading, with the ISBN listed in the topic "0345260694". Publisher is listed as Ballantine, not Del Rey.

ISBN for the 1977 Ballantine version (listed incorrectly as publisher Del Rey) conflicts with a current edition already listed: a 1986 edition that supposedly shares the same cover according to Goodreads, but according to WorldCat, the cover is different as well as the ISBN. Attempting to update the 1986 version to the correct ISBN gives another conflict.

How does one deal with multiple conflicts in a record? I do not do much editing of records unless I run into errors.


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lethe | 13664 comments Del Rey is/was an imprint of Ballantine. If both cover and ISBN are the same for your copy, can't you just update the year of publication from 1986 to 1977?

Two things never to do are to remove covers and ISBNs. See https://www.goodreads.com/help/librar...


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Jennifer (vaaht) | 4 comments There's a duplicate record though.

One for the 1977 version of Del Rey.
One for the 1986 version of Del Rey (with the ISBN for the 1977 copy listed).

I should mention that both the 1977 and the 1986 versions have the same cover, so "alternate cover" seems to be inaccurate. Would I just merge the records?

To make matters worse... I just checked WorldCat, and it looks like the ISBN for the 1986 version is also listed wrongly (it's the ISBN for the 1981 version).


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Jennifer (vaaht) | 4 comments Entries from WorldCat:

Red planet /
Robert A Heinlein
1986, ©1976
English Book Book 189 pages ; 18 cm
New York : Ballantine Books, ; ISBN: 0345340396 9780345340399

Red planet /
Robert A Heinlein
1981, ©1976 1st Ballantine Books ed.
English Book Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience 189 pages ; 18 cm
New York : Ballantine Books, ; ISBN: 034530277X 9780345302779

Red planet /
Robert A Heinlein; Clifford N Geary
1977, 1949 1st Ballantine books ed.
English Book Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience 211 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm 189 pages ; 18 cm
New York : Ballantine Books, ; ISBN: 0345260694 9780345260697 0345340396 9780345340399


message 5: by lethe (last edited Nov 26, 2015 01:42PM) (new)

lethe | 13664 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (1986) -- Someone changed the cover earlier this year. Reverted the cover change. Hopefully the cover now showing is the correct one.

Turns out this edition: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... (1977) had "alternate cover edition" in the description, but at the end and without mention of the ISBN it was an ACE of. Moved it to the top and added a librarian note.


Jennifer (vaaht) | 4 comments Thank you for the help! Like I said, I don't do much editing, so I was unsure how to fix this.


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