I have recently noticed an issue with a number of books where a full stop, space and then the author's name are being appended to the title field (and sort title field). For example http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12... (which I have temporarily left uncorrected as an example).
The source of this problem seems to be data from Ingram either used to create the record or incorrectly amending the data in a record from elsewhere, as it did in the example cited:
ingram updated the book Red Mist. Patricia Cornwell by Patricia Cornwelltitle: 'Red Mist' to 'Red Mist. Patricia Cornwell'May 16, 2012 06:26pm (#34449022)
The date on this change log clearly demonstrates that this is an ongoing issue (not just related to the mass import a few months ago) and it would be good if it could be investigated to avoid the same happening with future imports.
I would suggest that Librarians just fix these errors as they see them. If there are many thousands, we could write/run a script that tries to be a little smarter about it -- so, let us know if you start seeing this a lot.
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