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message 1: by Bill (new)

Bill (kernos) | 23 comments There are 2 records for 1 author that need combining:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I would suggest keeping the 1st one as it has a bookcover.

Can an ordinary librarian combine 2 authors?


message 2: by Melody (last edited Aug 08, 2010 07:52AM) (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13259 comments Yes - just type one to exactly match the other.
Then you will be given a chance to select the profile to keep - choose that one and all works will merge to the correct one. Just make sure that all the works belong to that author - other wise you should change the listings one by one.

In the case you give there should be no problem - just correct the spelling of the misspelled profile then select the button for the correct spelling in the next screen.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi, I'm not a librarian so I'm just going to post the issue and see if anyone could help me with it. In my search for authors to put on a list I came across a discovery, Joseph Delaney, author of The Last Apprentice series, has three different author pages. One has a picture, one doesn't, and one his last name is mispelled.
Here are the three links to his author pages:
Joseph Delancey
Joseph Delaney
Joseph Delany
If you could combine them/fix the problem I'd greatly appreciate it, thank you whomever, and have a great day all.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Extra note: The one with the picture is spelled correctly, and that is the second one listed, "Joseph Delaney".


message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (narcisse) | 179 comments fixed


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you.


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