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message 1: by Derek (new)

Derek Neighbors (dneighbors) | 3 comments


Appear to be the same book. Trying to do a merge can only be done by a super librarian. Anyone able to help clean this up?

message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott | 24903 comments One is an audiobook and the other is an e-book.

message 3: by Derek (new)

Derek Neighbors (dneighbors) | 3 comments If you look at the details of doing a merge there is a mess underneath. Also, my understand is that same edition should be combined regardless of format. Each format would still have its own page, but when it comes to "read" etc it applies to all format of the same edition.


I think there was a pre-release that was a sample that got put in and then people combined it with the full edition. Then someone created a full edition record uncombined. Now both have more than 1,000 reviews so can't get merged/separated without a Super Librarian.

message 4: by Scott (new)

Scott | 24903 comments Combining and merging are completely different operations that sound synonymous. Combining merely links the editions together, while merging subsumes an entry into another, leaving only one of them alive. I did attempt a combine and saw the "mess" you are probably referring to (full versions vs. "short" versions), did not feel confident sorting them out and backed out of it.

Any librarian can separate and recombine if they can make sense of it; it's the merge that requires a super.

message 5: by Derek (new)

Derek Neighbors (dneighbors) | 3 comments I was trying to do a "combine". It wouldn't allow because there were more than a 1,000 reviews.

message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45422 comments Mod
Actually, if a work has enough shelvings, it does require a super to combine or separate it. But this one is not even close to that number.

All cleaned up.

Also, on merge v. combine, please see

message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott | 24903 comments Oh, I've never come across a book that I couldn't combine or separate. Including classic works.

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