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message 1: by Heidi (new)

Heidi | 6 comments I found this author:

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

it reads as "."

Cute, huh?


message 2: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Yikes, and it's got 490 books.

I checked out one, and that "author" data actually came from Amazon. That's just bad.


message 4: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments That "author" also has a bunch of quotes that will need to be taken care of as well...


message 5: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13259 comments I took care of the quotes


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
Yeah, the Schultz ones shouldn't have any co-authors, but Seth appears to be a real graphic novel author. (Also Jason, from the same publisher. It must be a trend.)


message 7: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments "Seth" is the pen name of a graphic novelist, yup. And I think he edited a Schultz collection at some point...?


message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
Looks like the weird "authors" on the Schultz books came from our friends at Amazon, and were editors and writers of forewords.


message 9: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 29 comments Seth is a graphic novelist who also does some amazing book design, including the Peanuts collections (which is probably how he got listed on them). He may also be listed on the Dennis the Menace books (I haven't checked, but I think he designed those, too).

I don't know if the ones with Jane Roberts are really him--I'm inclined to think no, but I'm doped up on DayQuil right now so I'll sort it out later.


message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
The ones with Jane Roberts identify him by name on the cover.


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
A book's editor or designer doesn't rank the same as an author, though, unless the book is an anthology or something similar, does it? Or the writer of a foreword?

Exactly. Which is why I removed them.

I took care of the Portman and Field items; I need a link for the Ryder one, please.


message 12: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
Ok, took care of removing the actors-as-authors on the box set (which actually contains a book as well as the videos, so I left the primary author) and I'm working on the M's.


message 13: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments I guess an intelligent person deleted the last two.


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
Christina is gone, and I fixed Serena Proes (wow, that has to be a pen name!)

I'll have to see if I can find that calendar . . .


message 15: by jenjn79 (last edited Oct 07, 2008 08:28PM) (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments I think so, according to this page:
http://www.karoon.com/detail.lasso?pi...
it is.

There is another similar entry here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I was going to do some merging, combining and deleting, but GR is being super slow for me tonight for whatever reason and I gave up. Hopefully someone else will be able to sort it out.


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
Got 'em.


message 17: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
All done.


message 18: by Cera (new)

Cera Can someone sort out William Chambers?

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

The Scottish publisher (1800-1883) is probably responsible for most of them, but surely not for _The Redemption Factor_ or _Hallucinations in Children_.

Thanks!


message 19: by Petra bf in 2 days but I have lost my nerve (last edited Oct 08, 2008 06:51PM) (new)

Petra bf in 2 days but I have lost my nerve (petra-x) Cera - all the books have the correct authors. The Redemption Factor was written by the William Chambers who served two terms as Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America. The William Chambers who co-authored Hallucinations in Children, among other books on childhood psychology, with Daniel Pilowsky wasn't born until 1945. The remainder of the books were authored or edited by William and/or his brother Robert Chambers who lived in the 19th century. Perhaps a librarian more experienced than me (just about every other librarian) might want to make some changes to the authors' profiles.


message 20: by This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For (last edited Oct 08, 2008 08:19PM) (new)

This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 949 comments I separated them into unique profiles.

Edit: I should point out that Robert Chambers needs some work since he is clearly multiple people.


message 21: by Lisa (last edited Oct 09, 2008 07:48AM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Sherri, I got the last one. I'll work on the Georges; other librarians feel free to do so too.

Edit: I got the Georges.


message 22: by Cera (new)

Cera Petra & Michael

Sorry, I must have posted in the wrong place -- I did think the author names were correct, just that they needed separation into different profiles, as Michael has since done. Michael, did you do this by adding spaces for disambiguation (which I can do myself in future) or is there some other strategy?

Thanks,
Cera


This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 949 comments I just added spaces and put a little info into the profile description, when I could. I haven't done Robert Chambers yet.


message 24: by Shadi (new)

Shadi | 11 comments Someone changed the name: 'Gabriel García Márquez' to 'Gabriel Garcia Marquez'. Do you agree with this?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez


message 25: by Vitali (last edited Oct 12, 2008 01:19AM) (new)

Vitali (vitalinew) | 87 comments The agreement was to agree :)) with the Library of Congress, so I changed the name back to "Gabriel García Márquez"

By the way, Shadi, is this One Hundred Years of Solitude?


message 26: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
It's the same person who undid it when I put it in with the accents. Maybe a message to her is in order?


message 27: by jenjn79 (last edited Oct 12, 2008 02:28PM) (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments It's the same person who undid it when I put it in with the accents. Maybe a message to her is in order?

Rivka, considering that the person has changed the name at least 4 times to take out the accents, probably! Either that or you guys will be going back and forth forever!


message 28: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
I didn't go back far enough to notice it was that many.

Ok, email sent. Hope it does the trick.


message 29: by Shadi (new)

Shadi | 11 comments vitalinew, it is "One Hundred Years of Solitude". There are more than 5 editions added with this cover!!! I don't know why they don't search first!!!! I'm sorry anyway!


message 30: by Shadi (last edited Oct 12, 2008 11:57PM) (new)

Shadi | 11 comments vitalinew, Please don't edit http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18... so that I can notify the person who added this about his mistake.


message 31: by Vitali (new)

Vitali (vitalinew) | 87 comments Dear Shadi, no problem at all. I can wait :)


message 32: by Rhia (new)

Rhia Curran (animeactress) | 12 comments i hope this is the right place to post this but...
it seems these two authors are the same person. i dont know how to fix it.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 33: by Cait (last edited Oct 13, 2008 12:03PM) (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Animeactress, this is a fine place for it! I've combined the two authors (and Phillip Kerr too), although I can't combine the editions until a bug gets fixed.


message 34: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
David Williams has to be at least a couple different people. Possibly as many as 4 or 5 . . .


message 35: by Noran (new)

Noran Miss Pumkin | 1 comments the vice author has other books under his/her name.


message 36: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jessicareading) | 69 comments A new GR author has asked for help.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
He says: All of the books by Michael Rosen (from the UK), who has no "J." in his publishing name, are listed here with that middle initial, thus conflating all his books with my own, published under the name "Michael J. Rosen." We both write children's books. (Additionally, I write books for adults.) There are some 75 titles with my name appropriated attributed.

Here is Michael J. Rosen's complete list of works:
http://web.mac.com/hopewellsprings/Mi...

Thanks in advance from Michael and from me!


message 37: by Ubik (last edited Oct 15, 2008 05:27PM) (new)

Ubik | 87 comments Got a new one: etc.

I take it the only way to fix this is to edit each of the 1,266 books? Is there an easier way?


message 38: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Ubik, Thanks for finding this "author" and no, unfortunately, there is not an easier way.


message 39: by Ubik (new)

Ubik | 87 comments Well, I'll start chipping away at it then. Anyone want to join in?


JG (Introverted Reader) | 480 comments I fixed Michael J. Rosen's works listed in #54.


message 41: by Ubik (last edited Oct 15, 2008 06:35PM) (new)

Ubik | 87 comments Re: Etc, there are now 1318. Is someone making etc's as we speak?

And how long does it take the system to catch up and not "find" the ones I just fixed in the search?


message 42: by Lisa (last edited Oct 15, 2008 07:51PM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Ubit, A lot of those etc. authors have already been changed to the actual author(s) I have noticed. Many do still need to be corrected. I think usually once all these mass "authors" are noted in this group, that multiple librarians work on the edits.

Edit: Ubik, It sometimes takes a while, but don't worry about it: when people search for those books the corrected author will show.


message 43: by Ubik (new)

Ubik | 87 comments Well a lot of them were etc. AND another author. Right now Im only going through the ones that have at least one other author. Then hopefully the only ones that show up under etc. are ones that are solely "written by" etc. and then I can go and find the actual authors. Im through about 80 deletions so far (Im also fixing some random stuff that catches my eye in between)


message 44: by Ubik (new)

Ubik | 87 comments In removing the etc.'s, I left off on page 9. Going to take a break.


message 45: by Heidi (new)


message 46: by Ubik (new)

Ubik | 87 comments Thats a cool name! He is quite the prolific author. Well, Im still working on Mr. Etc., so I probably wont be getting to Mr. Al anytime soon...


message 47: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
et al has been on the "work on" list for a while. The problem is that it keeps getting new additions, just like etc. (which I'll add to the list).

Just call us Sisyphus.


message 48: by Ubik (new)

Ubik | 87 comments LOL re: sisyphus


message 49: by Ubik (new)

Ubik | 87 comments Oh, and I found a book that actually credited both etc. AND et al. Wow. I would link it, but Im correcting it right now... LOL


message 50: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44215 comments Mod
!

:D


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