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Book Issues > Only Some Editions Are "Not a Book"

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message 1: by Aibohphobia (new)

Aibohphobia (aibohpphobia) | 216 comments I have a ... thing ... called "The Wall Chart of World History", which is considered "Not a Book" in the Goodreads database. And I have no issues with that, I can see where it wouldn't be considered a book. But other editions of this not-a-book are present in Goodreads. Should they all be marked not-a-book?

Here are some:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

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

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

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


message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments I'd like rivka to make a call on this one.

World cat considers it a book, and since we allow calendars with txt on them in the database, I think this should be allowed.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/wall-ch...


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42075 comments Mod
WorldCat may label it a book, but they also say "1 sheet : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 45 x 455 cm, folded to 45 x 31 cm".

That's not a book.


message 4: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments Think I've NAB'd them.


message 5: by Aibohphobia (new)

Aibohphobia (aibohpphobia) | 216 comments Neat, thank you all. For what it's worth, the WorldCat description is correct - if we did consider it a book, it would be a one-page book.


message 6: by Abcdarian (last edited Jan 21, 2015 06:04AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments These still show up; clearly I haven't done enough to NAB them, and having read the instructions in the Manual for what to do if a NAB has been shelved and has an ISBN, I am totally confused.


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42075 comments Mod
No need to keep the ones without ISBNs; I merged those. Also removed the second author from the remaining edition. Direct links will still work, but the item has disappeared from search:
https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...+
https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...


message 8: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments Thanks rivka!


message 9: by Aibohphobia (new)

Aibohphobia (aibohpphobia) | 216 comments Yes, thank you all!


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