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message 1: by Immy (last edited Jun 11, 2018 11:50PM) (new)

Immy | 5 comments I am a librarian but inexperienced. I did some good untangling of a few distinguished Deborah Nelsons -- but think I added a new error, very sorry :(

I created two new pages - for Deborah^^Nelson, the investigative journalist; and Deborah^^^^Nelson, feminist historian/English professor at UChicago.

#1. The professor's books were on the journalist's page, etc. The prof's 3 works and now credited to her, but she has 6 others that I have not been able to reassign to a general "Deborah Nelson" credit. I am pretty sure she didn't write From Rainy Days to Sexy Nights Cookbook for example :)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

#2. journalist profile still shows one of the Prof's books (Privacy)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

#3. I think by my error, memoirist Deborah Nelson is now also showing the professor's Privacy book! https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

I hope a more experienced librarian can please help. I am not understanding the problems in spite of much reading.

Thank you!!


message 2: by Immy (new)

Immy | 5 comments edited to correct links


message 3: by Alison (last edited Jun 12, 2018 12:17AM) (new)

Alison | 958 comments Check the "distinct works" links for each author instead. Those pages aren't cached, whereas the main author pages take a little while to update. Do you still see problems?

Also, check out the "similar names" link along the right when editing the data for an unclaimed author account. That can help with identical-but-for-spacing names. https://www.goodreads.com/author/simi...


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45498 comments Mod
Author pages are cached, so they don't update immediately. Check their book lists instead.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...


message 5: by Immy (new)

Immy | 5 comments Thank you Alison! wonder if you just fixed something too?

Varied results - the professor Deborah still shows 8 distinct works - when only 3 are really hers.

The other two now correctly show "1 distinct work" each although one is still actually showing 2 :)

hope that makes sense. should i repost incorrect title to "pls move"? or how do i do it?


message 6: by Immy (new)

Immy | 5 comments Thank you Rivka! 2 of the 3 are now correct.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list... still shows 5 books not by her and i don't know how to fix that :(


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45498 comments Mod
Immy wrote: "the professor Deborah still shows 8 distinct works - when only 3 are really hers."

You need to edit the author name on EACH edition of the works that have more than one.


message 8: by Immy (new)

Immy | 5 comments thanks Rivka and Alison -

I seem to have gotten it all finally - except 2 titles still showing up in spite of changing them, for all editions, and they don't show up on "distinct books" list.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

hoping that it is just a matter of time till cache clears?


message 9: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5038 comments If they're not on the Books list, then it's almost certainly just caching :)


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