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Additions to Librarian Manual > Add "Combine" to manual for instructions on creating alt cover

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Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) | 31 comments The manual instructions for creating an edition with an alternate cover/same ISBN do not currently include directions to Combine. I would like to suggest that this be added. Something like the following:

"If you find that a book with a specific ISBN has already been listed with a different cover, then it is likely the ISBN was reused for a later/earlier reprinting. If that is the case, you can manually add a new edition to the database that would be an 'alternate cover edition.' This is done because as of now, it is not possible to upload multiple covers of a book, and because changing the cover of an existing edition is not ideal. Some people may have added the existing edition with that specific cover because it is the one they own. If you want to have an edition shelved with your specific cover, then it is accepted procedure to create a new edition with your cover art. However, since an ISBN can only be used once in the database, leave the ISBN fields on your new edition blank then in the Description field, add a Librarian's Note: stating that it is an alternate cover edition and state the ISBN. You can also use the Librarian Note feature found near the top of the book edit page to attach a note to the book (this helps prevent the book from accidentally being deleted by a librarian who thinks it is an invalid entry). AFTER CREATING THE NEW EDITION, CLICK THE COMBINE BUTTON TO MERGE WITH EXISTING EDITIONS."


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Would someone kindly combine Caring or Eleanor. I tried to put it in manually and ended up without the cover. I am sorry for the mess up. Did not think it would not find it. Thanks.


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rivka | 43624 comments Mod
Done. ASINs need to be listed as such, not as the ISBN.

Also, it's much better to start a new thread than to add on to one that's really a different subject. This one is for changes to the manual.

Thanks!


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
rivka wrote: "Also, it's much better to start a new thread than to add on to one that's really a different subject. This one is for changes to the manual."


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