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message 1: by Fran (new)

Fran (narflet) | 129 comments I'm not even sure what's happened here, but I noticed this as I was adding the upcoming UK paperback rereleases.

I noticed as I was combining editions that there are hundreds of books that have somehow ended up with J.K. Rowling as the author and been combined in with this boxed set edition.

It's rather a huge job for one person to tackle alone, and probably needs some coordination, so thought it best to bring it up here. I searched and saw that a few have been caught, but it doesn't look like anyone has really pointed out the magnitude of this problem!

https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...


message 2: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments Skyla,

That needs to be brought to the attention of Goodreads staff. If an import has messed Rowling up this badly, they need to check to see if there was an issue with the entire import.


message 3: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments No worries. I'm just concerned about that import. We've had issues with bad imports before.


message 4: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 359 comments I posted in the Large Data Import thread that this source has gone rampant and pointed to this thread. The team working on "improving" the kcw import source somewhat monitor it for problems.

Hopefully they will look at one of these two threads.


message 5: by Fran (new)

Fran (narflet) | 129 comments Ah, somehow I'm not surprised that this was kcw. I've flagged it several times for adding multiple dupes, changing covers, or having bad data. But doing a bad import of this magnitude is quite ridiculous.

Thanks.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
We have someone looking into this.


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Skyla Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books wrote: "I am trying to change the authors to what is on the covers of the books and then separate them from the boxset"

Actually, I would suggest separating first and changing the author second. It shouldn't be a big deal if you do it the other way, but occasionally separates with books with different primary authors don't work properly.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Munro (munrosarah) | 85 comments Hi all - found the source of this bug and will be pushing a fix later today. Thanks for your vigilance and work on this one. The bug had been there for awhile, but other site behavior had stopped it from manifesting as a problem until relatively recently.


message 9: by Andrea (last edited Aug 10, 2014 04:38PM) (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 561 comments Hi! I just noticed this... should we still try and separate/modify author or is someone in charge of fixing it? (once separate-combine is back of course)
thanks!


message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
The bug causing the bad imports has been fixed. But the remaining clump is probably best dealt with by individual librarians. Many of whom have been steadily chipping away at it already.


message 11: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (notemily) | 469 comments Is this supposed to be in there? Looks like possible NOT A BOOK.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 12: by Ashley E (new)

Ashley E | 416 comments I'm working on some of the authors... Slowly...


message 13: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Sophie wrote: "Is this supposed to be in there? Looks like possible NOT A BOOK.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3..."


Except the record has no ISBN, so no need to NAB. Deletion pending.


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Skyla Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books wrote: "I am not 100% sure but I think every time I separate something they get recombined somehow because I have separated all the none Raising Boys editions from Raising Boys 3 times now."

I think you had missed one. There were a bunch, for sure.


message 15: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (notemily) | 469 comments What does one do with a book such as this, which has no author that I can find?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 16: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 2443 comments Sophie wrote: "What does one do with a book such as this, which has no author that I can find?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..."


The secondary author seems to actually be at least one of the authors according to WorldCat.
http://www.worldcat.org/title/antigua...


message 17: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Maybe that explains why the Harry Potter Boxset was coming up in search results for everything I was searching for.


message 18: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Aug 11, 2014 09:54PM) (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Christina Paulette Colón is listed as second, and she has written many similar items, so I bumped her up to primary and removed Rowling.


Karma♥Bites ^.~ (karma_bites) | 947 comments Sophie wrote: "What does one do with a book such as this, which has no author that I can find?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..."


Sophie, possible options @ www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=✓&q...+


message 20: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (notemily) | 469 comments Thanks, y'all. I guess I should have done more digging than simply looking up the ASIN on Amazon :)


message 21: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (notemily) | 469 comments I've spent the last few days cleaning this up. It looks pretty good now. Everything there is either legit Rowling or in a language I can't read.


message 22: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Thank you, Sophie, Skyla, and all the other librarians who helped with fixing this!


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