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message 1: by M (new)

M The author Maryse Conde' (accent over the e) currently has a profile with the accent --- and one without. I don't know how to correct the e and combine the profiles. Thanks ---

message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Maria, I've merged them -- the way I do it when I don't have the keyboard to make accented characters is to just copy the name from the correct profile and paste it into the incorrect profile's name field.

Here's the correct profile, which is going to need some combination work now....

message 3: by M (new)

M ah ha! That's a smart way to do it. Thanks ---

message 4: by M (new)

M Combined (to the best of my college french ability)

message 5: by Adna (new)

Adna (violet-feelings) | 30 comments This book:

is written by this author:

But I cannot change the author code or whatever the upper librarians can do to fix it.

(link to the proof:

So I'm guessing the rest of the books are written by another author also named "Susan Wilson" therefore we cannot simply merge the two profiles... :/

message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 35308 comments Mod

The GR author has two spaces in her name.

message 7: by Adna (new)

Adna (violet-feelings) | 30 comments Thank you Rivka.

message 8: by Adna (new)

Adna (violet-feelings) | 30 comments This author:

and this author:

Are the same. Please combine the two. Thanks.

I added in the blog RSS feed and another bit of info and then realized that there are two profiles for her. :/

message 10: by Adna (new)

Adna (violet-feelings) | 30 comments Awesome! Thanks Kimberly.

message 11: by L (new)

L (not_ophelia) | 17 comments Here's another with an accent in one profile - please combine. I think the first is correct. Thanks!

P.S. Will people still be able to do a author name search without adding in the accent?

message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Leah wrote: "Will people still be able to do a author name search without adding in the accent? "

No, not until search works better.


message 13: by L (new)

L (not_ophelia) | 17 comments Gaaaah how infuriating! Thanks for your help!

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