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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments Hello all - I'm in the process of adding a couple thousand missing photobooks to the GR system, where I thankfully have the ability to enter correct information.

Unfortunately, for the existing entries (already in the GR database), the 1,600 photobooks that I've read almost universally have incorrect author data, missing book covers, duplicate versions of the exact same book/edition, etc.

I applied to be a Librarian about a month ago and would really like to be able to fix these thousands of errors, if only for my own records . . . GR says that my Librarian application is still pending, does anyone know how long this takes normally? Thank you!


message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21491 comments If you hear no response after a long while, they probably don't need any more librarians. You are welcome to post all 1600 requests here.


message 3: by annob (last edited Dec 18, 2018 12:13AM) (new)

annob | 1617 comments Hi Paul, getting granted Librarian status took more than a month in my case, so long process time doesn't always indicate a rejected application.

I recommend posting requests of book edits here in this forum, as I've seen staff posts which hinted at activity in this group can help them come to a decision regarding approval of a new Librarian.

Best wishes both with your application and the 1,600 book records you want to improve. :)


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments I see - would I post each needed edit in its own thread? Or could I group them? ...


message 5: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21491 comments You could start a dedicated thread (or use this one) and post each book in a separate message. That way librarians can note which ones have been done as they go along.


message 6: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments Sure, there are quite a few . . . I guess I'll start posting then!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

The Tejedas are editors, Hanzlova should be listed as author/photographer


message 7: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Clark should be listed as author/photographer, the rest as editors/contributors


message 8: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

The ISBN is 9780995555525 (I'm looking at the page right now); another user on GR entered this ISBN for a different book, but he/she mistyped the last number (should be 9780995555524 for the non-Henson book), so I couldn't enter the correct ISBN


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

"Ruth Stoltenberg" is not part of the title, she should be listed as author/photographer only


message 10: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...

Christenberry should be listed as author/photographer


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

"Janet Delaney (photographer)" should not be the primary author name


message 12: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Ann Thomas is not the author/photographer, should be listed as editor


message 13: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21491 comments Done through #12.


message 14: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments great!


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

Schmidt is the author/photographer; his name is not part of the title


message 15: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

Bartos is not part of the title


message 16: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

name is not part of title


message 17: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments name is not part of title

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...


message 18: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...

name is not part of title, Fulford should be listed as author/photographer


message 19: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

name is not part of title


message 20: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

author name is two names pushed together; should be "Great" rather than "Grat" in title; author names should not be in title


message 21: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Struth should be listed as author/photographer, Belter as editor; author name should not be in title


message 22: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...

name is not part of title


message 23: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

name is not part of title


message 24: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

name is not part of title, Graham should be listed as author


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

name is not part of title


message 26: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

Spero is author, not editor; name is not part of title


message 27: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...

name is not part of title


message 28: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Glenn is editor, Hofer is author/photographer; name is not part of title


message 29: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

name is not part of title


message 30: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

name is not part of title


message 31: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

photographers should be listed as authors/photographers, names should not be in title


message 32: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

author name misspelled in title, shouldn't be in title


message 33: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

name is not part of title, should be listed as author/photographer


message 34: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

title is incorrect, should be "Silicon Valley 07"; also author name shouldn't be in title, Basilico should be listed as author/photographer


message 35: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21491 comments Done through #34


message 36: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments I'm so sorry to make you do all these haha, I'll add more this afternoon ...


message 37: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Gedney should be (Photographs)


message 38: by Paul (new)


message 39: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

name removed from title; Books on Books is a series, not part of the book title


message 40: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

name removed from title; Blackmon should be (Photographs) not (Contributor)


message 41: by Paul (new)


message 42: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

title is wrong (see book cover jpg for actual title); book description appears to be a random Amazon customer review; name removed from title


message 43: by Paul (new)


message 44: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Calderon needs to be listed as (Author)


message 45: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

name removed from title, added as (Photographs)


message 46: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

colon should be added to title; Winogrand added as (Photographs)


message 47: by Paul (new)


message 48: by Paul (new)


message 49: by Paul (new)

Paul | 242 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

name removed from title; Rebecca added as (Author)


message 50: by Paul (new)


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