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message 1: by Paulfozz (new)

Paulfozz Hi, got a problem, pretty new at being a Librarian and jumped in too deep to start with!

I've been trying to add an edition of 'London's Natural History' by R.S.R. Fitter to some pre-existing separate editions and trying to get editions combined but somehow have got in a right mess. I'm seeing all the four existing editions under R. S. R. Fitter but one edition now claims to have 11 other editions (!) but where you select them is a message that 'none are found':

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68...

Is it a case of waiting for the data set to sort itself out (I thought for a horrible moment that the other editions had disappeared but they seem to be coming up in searches now)?

I was trying to separate them because a wrong edition was appearing in a series I tried to set up... in future I'll leave well alone and ask here (assuming I don't get lib. status revoked).


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
Issue #1: No spaces between author initials. R.S.R. Fitter, not R. S. R. Fitter. I merged those two.

The other editions thing is a caching issue. You can force a cache reset by editing a book and re-saving. (No need to make any changes.)


message 3: by Paulfozz (new)

Paulfozz Thanks so much rivka! Good to know I hadn't done something major.

I did see the spaces in the author and was going to remove them (the extra edition I've added I put as R.S.R. after finding that mentioned in the lib. manual) and I was going to change it on these but when I noticed the editions had gone screwy I stopped working on them.

Thanks again - will try to remember about the caching.


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
FYI, rather than edit the author name on each edition, it's easier to merge profiles.


message 5: by Paulfozz (new)

Paulfozz Ah! Yes, that would be much easier - thanks again! I can see I'm going to have a lot to learn.


message 6: by K, (new)

K, Nz | 162 comments Hi,

Remembered I had read the book 'Blue Sky July', (not that I had already put on my shelf with review) checked the author,


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


http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22b...

Am wondering whether the editions should be combined even though the title is slightly different?

Haven't found a webpage for the author to put any other details in.

Am guessing I will have to delete one book from my shelf, as I am unable to 'switch to another edition' as they are separate....

Thanks!


message 7: by Amara (new)

Amara Tanith (aftanith) Re 6:

All editions of "Blue Sky July" now properly combined. :)


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