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Tokugawa Bijutsukan (徳川美術館 - Tokugawa Museum)
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message 1: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

It looks like only the name in Japanese script should be there, but I prefer leaving this to a librarian who speaks Japanese.


message 2: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (morfindel) | 1363 comments I guess you are right, but I don't know what name must remain in the profile.


message 3: by Jérémie (last edited Mar 01, 2016 12:19AM) (new)

Jérémie Moenne Loccoz | 300 comments Apparently this author is not a physical person. I think the author is unknown, this work dating from the 12th century (see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genji_M...).

The second work "Tokugawa Bijutsukan Meihinshū" is a collection of masterpieces (the literal translation of Meihinshū is "masterpieces collection") from the Tokugawa Bijutsukan (bijutsukan means arts museum).

Thus I ask the question whether the Tokugawa Museum can be credited the authorship of these works.


message 4: by Iris (last edited Mar 02, 2016 12:38AM) (new)

Iris Norton | 212 comments I'm a new librarian use Chinese. I try~
Tokugawa Bijutsukan is 徳川美術館

Those pictures was drew from many artists, not museum.
Thus I mark 徳川美術館 by "Editor"

first book is selling in amazon
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4886040195
second book can be found some information from here
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/ncid/BN09548456
http://www.artscape.ne.jp/artscape/ca...

It comes to
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Would seniors think that ok?

Please help me fix [Series]! Where did I do wrong?


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments Jérémie wrote: "Apparently this author is not a physical person. I think the author is unknown, this work dating from the 12th century (see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genji_M...)."

Thanks, Jérémie. I don't think this book is the actual Tale of Genji, which comprises many books. Google Translate says it's a picture scroll.

Looking for examples of museum catalogues, I found this: https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

I see a lot of duplications there, I'm not sure what the correct "authors" would be.


message 6: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments Iris wrote: "I'm a new ibrarian use Chinese. I try~
Tokugawa Bijutsukan is 徳川美術館

Those pictures was drew from many artist, not Museum.
Thus I mark 徳川美術館 by "Editor"

first book is selling in amazon
http://www...."


Thanks, Iris. Since both titles are in Japanese I don't think it's necessary to have the English name for the museum there, but I don't think it can hurt either. The role should be the same for both though (editor).

Did you add the series by mistake? Should it be deleted? Or are the books vol. 1 and 2 of a series?


message 7: by Iris (last edited Mar 02, 2016 12:37AM) (new)

Iris Norton | 212 comments lethe wrote: "Did you add the series by mistake? Should it be deleted? Or are the books vol. 1 and 2 of a series?..."

Thanks, lethe.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...
I type:源氏物語絵巻 (徳川美術館蔵品抄, #2)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
I type:絵巻 (徳川美術館名品集, #1)

Why don't , #2 & , #1 show up?


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael Korleone (michaelkorleone) | 3881 comments Iris, since the books are added to series, whatever you type in the parentheses won't show up on the book page. But they are visible when you check all editions of that book or the series page where the book is added. They also show up in anyone's shelves if they shelved the books.

It seems as if there are two series pages created:

#1 - https://www.goodreads.com/series/175076
#2 - https://www.goodreads.com/series/175075

Are these two books part of a series? If so, we should delete the duplicate series and add both books to same series page. If they are not part of a series, we should delete both series pages.

Hope that was helpful :)


message 9: by Iris (last edited Mar 02, 2016 02:16AM) (new)

Iris Norton | 212 comments Would seniors take a look again?
There are two series.
Series徳川美術館蔵品抄 have volume#1~#10. 源氏物語絵巻 belongs to this, and is #2.
Series徳川美術館名品集 have volume#1~#3. 絵巻 belongs to this, and is #1.

Here is books catalogues


message 10: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments Iris, you added both series perfectly. I don't see anything wrong with them.

The only question is whether they are both series according to GR policy, but the criteria aren't very clear for non-fiction books, so I think they can stay (until someone higher-up decides differently).


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