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message 1: by riri73 (new)

riri73 | 6 comments Hello,

this author (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...) is this one (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...)!
Can you please merge the profiles?
Thank you,
riri


message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments done


message 3: by riri73 (new)

riri73 | 6 comments Paula wrote: "done"

Thank you!


message 4: by MarMir (last edited Mar 03, 2016 08:31PM) (new)

MarMir | 6 comments Here is another author that has two entries: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... (Lyudmila Ulitskaya) and https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... (Людмила Улицкая). Thank you!

Also, under the latter, the following books are the same: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... (the latter being a more complete entry). This has also created multiple duplicate entries:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6... are the same book, albeit different editions.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... are the same

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... are different editions of the same book


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
Reminder: please do not merge author names in different languages. https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...
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.



message 6: by MarMir (new)

MarMir | 6 comments MarMir wrote: "Here is another author that has two entries: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... (Lyudmila Ulitskaya) and https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... (Людмила Улицкая..."
Rivka, that does make sense. Unfortunately, though, books are then entered into both places. Furthermore, people will place Russian-published books under the English language profile and vice versa. If this is, indeed, the rule, then can we clean up both entries for Ulitskaya? Thank you!


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael Korleone (michaelkorleone) | 3881 comments English-language profile would be considered primary and hence all the books would be present under this profile. All the Russian books will have English name as primary author (so that we can combine editions in multiple languages) and Russian name as secondary (so users will be able to find his Russian works under the Russian profile). We can also link both profiles in the author description section.

Since I'm not familiar with either Russian works or Cyrillic script, I'll leave the clean up task for others :)


message 8: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20804 comments #4-7
Most books already had Lyudmila Ulitskaya as primary author. Fixed the remaining books.

For the book links in message 4:
1: merged the duplicate edition (truncated isbn)
2: different isbns, editions are combined
3: different formats, editions are combined
4: combined the editions


message 9: by MarMir (new)

MarMir | 6 comments Thank you !


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