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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments The following "authors" have works incorrectly attributed. If anyone knows the correct author for any of the works on these pages, please correctly attribute them.


message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I think this is a user who is claiming to be author of these books. Correct me if I'm wrong.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Why "claiming"?


message 4: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger (EvaMarie22) | 756 comments I don't know that anyone is claiming anything falsely but it looks like it could just be a mistake. This girls name is close/the same to one of the authors for each of the books attributed. If that author isn't a GR author and this girl joined using that name could something have happened then? Maybe it asked her if she was so and so and, being that it's her name and maybe she didn't realize it would take her to an author page, she answered yes?
The listing do need a little work though, general work, so if no one else wants to do it I will.


message 5: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger (EvaMarie22) | 756 comments Heather, you're first post mentions other authors and pages?


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Authors have to request GR author status. I believe this one has published under multiple similar names.


message 7: by Heather (last edited Mar 01, 2010 07:21PM) (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I think you're right. It's my syntax error. I have a bit of trouble with that. I mentioned before that sometimes there are pages where the author is something like "Star Trek" where there are several novels based on the series, but the author clearly isn't Star Trek; it's somebody else.


message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Actually, all the items listed under "Star Trek" were non-books. I took care of them.


message 9: by Heather (last edited Mar 01, 2010 07:34PM) (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments Ah, I see. Still, it is in that same category of books being under authors they shouldn't be.


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I'm not sure if Gregory Rasputin actually wrote any of these, considering he was apparently illiterate. Can anyone shed light on this?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Heather wrote: "Ah, I see. Still, it is in that same category of books being under authors they shouldn't be."

Actually, it's not. Those books should not have been listed under that pseudo-author; the Sadie Lewis books are listed correctly (if somewhat confusingly).


message 12: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments This looks like several authors lumped under one name. Does anyone know the proper authors for these books?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 13: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments rivka wrote: "Heather wrote: "Ah, I see. Still, it is in that same category of books being under authors they shouldn't be."

Actually, it's not. Those books should not have been listed under that pseudo-author;..."

You are right; it is a bit confusing, but I think I get it.


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Heather wrote: "I'm not sure if Gregory Rasputin actually wrote any of these, considering he was apparently illiterate. Can anyone shed light on this?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/..."


Two were by a Maria Rasputin; the third was a nom de plume for some Libertarian political screed.


message 15: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments rivka wrote: "Heather wrote: "I'm not sure if Gregory Rasputin actually wrote any of these, considering he was apparently illiterate. Can anyone shed light on this?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/......"


Thanks for the help. I guess it's a sign that I've been getting too into my roommate's Russian history course when the first Rasputin that comes to mind is the infamous one.


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Nah. I looked at the books at first and had the same objection as you, plus "wasn't he dead before those dates?"! ;)


message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments As for Message 12 - the Freemans. I've cleaned up about half a dozen so far and will continue to look into them.


message 18: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments OK the Freemans - only 3 left, one of which is to be NAB'd. That leaves 2 - both I think are university type papers.


message 19: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Got both. In one case, it meant the publisher!


message 20: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments I saw that but didn't know what to do with it.


message 21: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Since it had a real author, I just removed it.


message 22: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments I did so many Freemans, I'm all freemanned out. I don't remember which one that was now. But it doesn't matter.

:)

Thanks, Rivka.


message 23: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
You did most of them. I just batted cleanup. ;)


message 24: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I'm not sure if the book on this profile is an actual book. I do know that if it is, I'm sure a mythological hero did not write it.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 25: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Heather wrote: "I'm not sure if the book on this profile is an actual book. I do know that if it is, I'm sure a mythological hero did not write it.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/..."


Hah! :)

I'm willing to believe WorldCat that there's a Paul Achilles who did write it, though.


message 26: by Sandra (last edited Mar 03, 2010 03:10PM) (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments Heather, the author's name is really Paul Strong Achilles, also the book had a secondary author. Looks legit.

WorldCat had plenty of information on him, I've updated his profile.


message 27: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments That was me, Sandra. :) The author was given just as "Achilles" before, which does bring rather to mind the classical hero than a random psychologist!


message 28: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments Thanks Cait.


message 29: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments This author seems to have quite a mishmash of literature to his/her name. I think it needs to be checked at the very least.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 30: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I am pretty sure this is a fake book under the name of a fake author.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 31: by Paula (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7020 comments Regarding 29 - 2 books remaining - others assigned to correct authors


message 32: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Nope. Real book (well, pamphlet, anyway) apparently published in 1972.


message 33: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments Thanks for the help.


message 34: by Paula (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7020 comments Regarding 30 - It exists on worldcat in the LOC and the British Library - I m leaving it - unless a super indicates differently


message 35: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments Works by John Dryden, poet laureat from 1680's and other works by Alex Dryden and Vernon Chappell. Fixed.

Speaking of John Dryden, there appear to be many unconnected works combined under "major works", needs a librarian familiar with his work to sort them out. An English Major perhaps?


message 36: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I NAB'd the book, but the author still needs deleting.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 37: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Got it.


message 38: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments Single-name author. Looks like they could possibly be written by the same Elliott.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 39: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 11222 comments Got all 4 Heather. None of them were the same Elliott.


message 40: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments Thanks.


message 41: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments This one is definitely fake. While I can't tell if the books are, they may very well be.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 42: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32979 comments Mod
Spammer at work. :P Gone.


message 43: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments I'm not sure how many of these are actual books, but I'm pretty sure Jesus did not write them all, especially the history books. He also has a huge number of biblical quotes attributed to him which should probably be reattributed.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 44: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments This has a few books that need to be outright deleted, as well as some books that need proper attribution.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 45: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments This author has a book on here that is also attributed to several other cartoons/comics and not the actual authors. However, I am not even sure that this is an actual book.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 47: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Heather wrote: "This author has a book on here that is also attributed to several other cartoons/comics and not the actual authors. However, I am not even sure that this is an actual book.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/..."


That looks like it's a manga collection where the collected titles were listed in the author field. Someone should be able to merge each of those "authors" into the primary author for the title. I'll look at it tonight, if no one else wants it.


message 48: by Heather (new)

Heather (creaturefromthesea) | 833 comments Thanks, Cait.


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