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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jenninrome) | 51 comments I meant to write:

this book 0679739696
needs a cover image.

One can be found here:
http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Perplexed...

thanks!


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
Done. :)

FYI, you can edit a post. Also, you don't need to start a new topic each time -- it's probably easier to have one running topic for cover requests. :)

Thanks for helping make GR better! :D


message 3: by Christina Stind (last edited Jun 25, 2008 08:00AM) (new)

Christina Stind | 60 comments 'On Collecting' by Susan Pearce also needs a cover.

So does Rebecca Cooper 'Real life scrapbooking' and Ali Edwards 'Life artist'.
And 'The really hard problem' by Owen Flanagan.

Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this but I couldn't find the running topic for cover requests...

Thanks :-)


This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 949 comments I fixed the Pearce and Flanagan covers. The other two already had them.


Christina Stind | 60 comments Thank you.:-)
There's no cover or much information for 'Museum Objects and Collections. A Cultural Study" by Susan M. Pearce, isbn 0718514424 either...


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
I can't find a cover. But I did find a description, and two other editions (now combined with that one), one of which has a cover.


message 7: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Kulman (andreakulman) | 8 comments Hi there. My book The Drama Unfolds needs a cover image... Can you help? Thanks... Andrea


message 8: by Jacqui (new)

Jacqui Boswell (xshallynx) | 1 comments The Drama Unfolds has been updated.


message 9: by Vivian (last edited Jul 01, 2008 08:22AM) (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Hi,

Please add a cover image to Picasso and Portraiture:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70...


Here is the book cover:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I...

(The hard and softcover books have the same image. I own the softcover book.)

Thanks,

Vivian


message 10: by karen (new)

karen (karenbrissette) | 12 comments there used to be an option to "switch covers" , which no longer seems to be there, and i have this dreadful kessinger cover that id rather change to the other cover i added... can we not do that anymore... i want my books to look pretty!!


message 11: by Vivian (last edited Jul 01, 2008 08:23AM) (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Please add a cover image to Word Family Tales:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28...


The book cover image can be found here.

Thanks,
Vivian


message 12: by Vivian (last edited Jul 01, 2008 08:21AM) (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Please add a cover image to Small Moments:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35...


The cover image can be found here.


Vivian


message 13: by Vivian (last edited Jul 01, 2008 08:20AM) (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Please add a cover image to Joan of Arc:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36...

The cover image can be found here.


Vivian



message 14: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 14 comments I updated Joan of Arc.


This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 949 comments I think I got the rest that were waiting.


message 16: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jenninrome) | 51 comments Thanks for the tip. I wondered if multiple requests on the same post would get "buried" or "lost." Thanks, I'll start using open posts. J


message 17: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Kulman (andreakulman) | 8 comments Thank you, Jacqui...


message 18: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments You need to add a cover image for the Happiness Box, by Beverly Hale (she's a goodreads author).


The cover image can be found
here.


Here's another one.

The cover image can be found
here.


message 19: by Happyreader (new)

Happyreader The cover image for Stuffed and Starved is wonky. It's from Amazon and you can see it if you double click on it but it doesn't turn up otherwise. Not sure how to fix that.


message 20: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Fixed the last 3 posted from Happyreader and Vivian.


message 21: by Happyreader (new)

Happyreader Thank you. Is there a special trick to fixing those covers that you want to share?


message 22: by jenjn79 (last edited Jul 02, 2008 01:55PM) (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments The covers just need to be reuploaded. There was some issue with Amazon based covers that crept up a week or two ago that caused a lot of books to lose the small and medium thumbnail images that were previously available, and they have to be manually fixed.

This can be done by saving the cover to your harddrive (either from Amazon or another site or by viewing and saving the large thumbnail that's usually still available on GR) and then editing the book to reupload it.

Or you can use the "refresh from Amazon" link on book edit pages to fix it. But a word of caution on that...the refresh link will completely reset the book data to what is available from Amazon...if a librarian has edited the book to add a summary, or more accurate page/title/publisher/etc info, that will be lost and have to be readded after clicking to refresh.

Personally, I find it easier to save the cover to my harddrive when there's a chance book data could be lost, but I know some others just cut and paste data that was lost on Refresh.

(p.s. you must be a GR Librarian in order to do any of this.)


message 23: by Happyreader (new)

Happyreader Good to know. Thanks.


message 24: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments You need to add a cover image for Slayer Black Miracles, by Karen Koehler (she's a goodreads author).

The cover image can be found
here.

Also fix Scarabus.

The image is here.

And The Blackburn & Scarletti Mysteries Volume II.

The image is here.


message 25: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Thanks!


message 26: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments The last 3 from Vivian are fixed :)


message 27: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
Busy, busy Isis! :)


message 28: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments They only take a minute or two to fix. I'm happy to help out :)


message 29: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments You need to add a cover image for Slayer, by Karen Koehler (she's a goodreads author).

The cover image can be found
here.

Thanks



message 30: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
Fixed. :)


message 32: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments I fixed the covers from the last post, but I wasn't sure which way to go with the combining requested because the author's name varies slightly and they can't be combined until the names match. On one book the author is listed with a middle initial, and on the other, just first and last name (covers reflect the same).

Which is better...add the middle initial to the one set, or delete it from the other?


message 33: by Christina Stind (new)

Christina Stind | 60 comments I don't know the author enough to make that call either - just picked up the one novel by her ...
But thanks for adding the covers! :-9

This one also needs a cover...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25...

Thanks again!


message 34: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 14 comments Done!


message 35: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Christina - I'd be inclined to add the middle initial to the one because she's got 3 books listed without it, and 6+ listed with.

But maybe one of the more experienced librarians can weigh in on the best procedure for this type of situation?


message 36: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments I check World Cat:

http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/isbn/061...

and they go with the middle initial so that's how I'd go. If there's nothing at World Cat I go to google books but I start with World Cat.


message 37: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Thanks Lisa! I completely forgot about World Cat. Don't ya just love those braindead moments ;)

I'll add the initial and then combine.


message 38: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Isis, I've been reminded of it here more than once as well. This time it was my turn to remember. :-)


message 39: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
WorldCat is good; so is the LoC database.


message 40: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments WorldCat is good, but I've seen errors there; if I have reason to question some attribution I'll try and Google at least one independent source. (Does anyone know of a way to flag WorldCat records for errors? I haven't gone poking around looking for one, since usually when I notice a problem I'm in the middle of some other hunt. *grin*)


message 41: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Please add this book cover to this Good Reads book.

Thanks,
Vivian









message 42: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Please add this Upsy Downsy book cover to this Good Reads book.

Thanks,
Vivian



message 43: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Okay, there are a couple of problems with this next one. On Good Reads you have ISBN 0156711427 linked to the movie-tie in edition of A Passage to India. It should instead have this cover and book info. Amazon.com has the correct info. I am looking at my copy of the same book.

Thanks,
Vivian



message 44: by FicusFan (new)

FicusFan | 16 comments

Could someone please add the following covers ? I have been saving them up :)

Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
ISBN: 0345480899

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Thirteen-Richar...

The Horse Coin by David Wishart
ISBN: 0340715316

Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Coin-Davi...

Euryale by Kara Dalky
ISBN: 978-0-8095-5783-7

The cover on GR is not for the book I have.

Amazon Link
http://www.amazon.com/Euryale-Kara-Da...

Daughter of the Crocodile by Duncan Sprott
ISBN:978-0-571-22623-8

Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Crocod...

The Diamond Isle by Stan Nicholls
ISBN: 0060738944

Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Isle-Bo...


Also I have scanned in a cover for a book I couldn't find on line

The Black Dragon by Dov Silverman
ISBN: 1-85057-922-9

I took the book to work (were the scanner is) and the .jpg is on my work computer. I uploaded it to my library in Librarything, so that is the only cover link I have.

Librarything:
http://www.librarything.com/work/4911...

Thanks

FicusFan



message 45: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
I think I got all the ones that were left.


message 46: by Vivian (last edited Jul 06, 2008 12:48PM) (new)

Vivian (vivnow) | 21 comments Please add this Josephus book cover to this Good Reads book.

Thanks,
Vivian



message 47: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Got the last one.


message 48: by FicusFan (new)

FicusFan | 16 comments

Thank you.

Ficus


message 49: by Kenan (new)

Kenan | 4 comments Hi,

I'm a new librarian and i have seen many people find things that need to be done, like the cover images. Where can i just browse books and look for things that need to be done.

Thanks


message 50: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
Here. :)

When librarians just using GR for their own books see things that need to be done, they fix them (or post here if they need help); other users who find problems list them here (hopefully).

There are stickied & locked threads with lists of authors and pseudo-authors needing work, and perpetually-busy threads like the "this author needs work" thread -- look at those.

And welcome! :)


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