Combining/Separating (Please Fix This Book!) Request Thread #76
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Please recall SaintSunniva's request at http://www.librarything.com/topic/239156#5975221, and consider whether you have insight to offer. Thank you!
The author of my four-volume set is Anna Catharina Emmerick. But that name is only listed on her author page in combinations with her editor and journaler. Could someone make it be listed by itself, thank you.
My book, with her name as sole author https://www.librarything.com/work/3755635/book/139813462
Her author page https://www.librarything.com/author/emmerichannecatherin which has 23 variations of her name, but should have one more, per above.
>4 SaintSunniva: Please check it again, and let us know if it's better, worse, or about the same ... Thanks!
>5 jasbro: The author name is now included in the list as it should be. Thank you!
>3 jasbro: Her author page is quite a bit better! Thank you!
Please separate the authors "Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland" (RCAHMS) and "Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto Waterfront."
It appears as though many different independent Royal Commissions were combined into a single one at some point!
>13 Birlinn: The computer can only differentiate a certain number of characters. 'Royal commission on the' is already too long. They can only be divided, not really separated.
Someone had combined the separate page in, so that the aliasing to 'Scotland, Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of' was being sent back to the disambiguation page. I've got it sorted now, I think. It was also confusing that there were two splits for the same Commission.
It's a misfeature of LT that names that are the same up to some number of characters cannot be separated, they can only be divided in the same way that two authors with the exact same name can be divided.
I just added some audiobooks from YA Sync, a free summer audio book program and one needs combining, please.
The Gathering (Shadow House Book 1)
thanks to your (the groups) guidance last year, I've learned how to combine some of them but can't seem to figure out this one.
(I used to delete the book if the one I added was the only one, and then I'd pick a different edition to Add. I've learned!)
For future references - there is a new way that makes these very easy. Look at the bottom right menu on a book page. There is a link to add to the workbench (and another to open the workbench). You can add any books to the workbench and then it will allow you to see them on the same page so they can be combined :)
>22 AnnieMod: thank you. Last year I learned about editions, maybe I'll learn how to use workbench this year. Not being able to combine that set in 20, I think I understand how the workbench will work.
It is self-explanatory when you see it :) Try to add ANY two books to the bench - and see how it looks - just do not press "combine" at the end - you can then remove them from the bench easily. And adding them there do not change the books - it is like a sandbox that belongs only to you and allows to bring books on the same page so they can be combined without having to find editions page or an author page :)
In the "Sword Art Online Progressive" series, both the manga and the novel have the same title...
They're not the same :)
>25 mene: I have separated the one wrong edition I could identify from the novel and combined it into the manga. I also added a canonical title to the manga to make the distinction clear. Please check if it's better like this.
Includes Thomas Gates and Tom Gates. Thomas Gates should be separated, and some works should be aliased, but I can't look this up right now. Anyone with more insight?
>29 leselotte: https://www.librarything.com/author/gatesthomas-1
are probably the same person, but I can't verify that. Any Quaker combiners who know how how to check this? He seems to use Tom on at least some publications, and LoC says Tom(1) is Thomas J.
I'm not going further with this.
>30 MarthaJeanne: Thanks very much! I think it looks good! I did pick up on the fact that the Quaker one uses both Thomas and Tom, but since I stumbled upon this page doing some combining with Liz Pichon's Tom Gates series, I was pretty sure it couldn't stay that way ...
There are almost certainly combinations to be done here, but it will take someone who reads Arabic. I found some original titles in WorldCat, but just too hard for me to deal with
Thanks so much :-)
I separated out my abridged and illustrated copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe from the unabridged work, but the unabridged work includes lots of copies with the abridged work's ISBN (000675368X). Should those be separated out too?
Abridged and illustrated (by Christian Birmingham): https://www.librarything.com/work/19425161/summary/140621980
I would say yes. According to the description, 0001857010 is also an abridgement.
>36 Herenya:, >37 MarthaJeanne: I agree, abridgments get separated out, and ISBN is a good way to do that. One exception, I think, is where it's apparent (somehow from context or other information) that the "abridged edition" ISBN is ratty data for a record of the unabridged edition - e.g., the Member's title also says "unabridged." Then I wouldn't separate the record for an apparently unabridged volume to combine it with abridged editions, and yes that leaves the rest of LibraryThings with a quantity of ratty data on records we wish were otherwise accurate. Then again, I'm painfully aware that not all my ISBNs are correct for the books on our shelves ...
Okay, thanks! I've separated out the abridged ISBNs and then combined them.
>38 jasbro:: Not all of my books have accurate data, either. I suspect some of these people meant to add the unabridged book, but it's hard to tell for sure...
I would imagine it's probably to do with people adding books and being presented with a list of possibilities several hundred long and using the first likely match and not subsequently editing your record. It's a problem with older editions, especially ones that pre-date ISBNs, and I know I have that problem in my library from when I first started cataloguing. (At some point I must revisit my early records and clean them up...)
If there was an easy way to be able to pin-point specific editions from the add book list without adding a massive list of parameters to the search box, then hopefully that would help.
I would like to combine The magic of numbers and motion : the scientific career of René Descartes with a reissue of its Italian translation Cartesio. La magia dei numeri e del moto. René Descartes e la scienza del Seicento, but I cannot see how to do it.
http://www.librarything.com/work/2533397/editions gives the original version and the first Italian translation, but no Potential work combinations is shown. Where is the catch?
On the lower right, click on 'add work to workbench'. Once you have done this for both works, it is easy.
You could also do it from the author page.
EDIT: All done! Thanks!
New one: all of the Dan Gutman "My Weird School Special" books have been combined into one work: https://www.librarything.com/work/14101567/editions
I started to separate them and am hoping someone can assist.
There are multiple books in this series, each tied to a specific holiday, and not to be confused with the author's "My Weird School" or "My Weirder School" series.
I split out the various people named Derek Thompson, but some data got linked to the wrong person.
The notice of the Derek Thompson (d0r0k) who is a library thing author belongs to 5
The picture in 1
also belongs to 5
I have no idea how to change those.
>48 shmjay: I've fixed the picture. To set a picture to the correct division, just click on the picture and click on the division number you want the picture to go to.
http://www.librarything.com/work/2464022/summary The Norton Anthology of American Literature is a work published in one volume, two volume, and five volume versions, with the five volume versions having much more content than the one volume version. All this has gone through many, many editions and I believe occasionally university-specific editions. Various individual volumes have been combined into the one work, and need separating out. What stopped me in my tracks is that someone else has done this, to some extent, and also separated out various editions, which in theory I don't disagree with, but in practice makes this a work I don't want to touch with a ten foot pole.
(In 2012, dltucker added The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition (1) to this work, so apparently stuff was better split out then.)
LT staff has combined two authors, Javier Zabala (http://www.librarything.com/author/zabalajavier) and Javier Pedro Zabala. But these two authors are two separate individuals. Javier Zabala, who is still alive, is an award-winning illustrator living in Spain and the author most recently of Madrid for Children. Javier Pedro Zabala is a Cuban writer who died in 2002 and who is the author of The Mad Patagonian. When I click on Javier Pedro Zabala's link I can no longer copy the link (it is in grayscale). The link originally read: http://www.librarything.com/author/zabalajavierpedro and now reads: http://www.librarything.com/author/zabalajavierpedro&norefer=2
Here is the link to Javier Pedro Zabala's book The Mad Patagonian:http://www.librarything.com/work/19405243
I am Peter Damian Bellis and I am the publisher of River Boat Books. We are publishing The Mad Patagonian by Javier Pedro Zabala; the official release date is August 24, 2017. I entered The Mad Patagonian in our River Boat Books page on Library Thing.
Please can you separate these two Zabala's. They each deserve their own author's page.
>52 PeterDamianBellis: LT staff has combined two authors
Combining on LT is a collaborative activity and can be done by anyone not just staff.
Please, someone have a look at
It includes these entries:
which should be listed with Bartok and Béla Bartok, respectively. Do you think someone manually changed the author? Recalculating didn't seem to help, and I didn't want to change anything else in case it's a bug.
I took off the canonical name and separated out the author page that had the wrong works in it. Now at https://www.librarything.com/author/bartok where it can be divided and aliased as needed, but I'm out of time.
You know about the new workbench, right? So you do not need to add them to the series and ask here to be combined but can combine them easily through it?
This site is read by lots of smart people so I wonder if anyone can answer this question of mine: I would like to determine how many of the over 5000 books I have listed on LibraryThing (everyone of which I have read in full) are listed only by me. I know I could peruse my whole list to see which ones are only listed by me, but that would take a long time and I am wondering if there is an easier way to see how many of the books I list are not listed by any other person.
>63 Schmerguls: On your Home page, click Stats/Memes and then click Vous et nul autre in the left hand column. You can find books only you have, books you share with just one other member or just a few others.
>63 Schmerguls: You can also sort by Total members.
Of course both of these methods include any books that others have entered but the books haven't been combined, so your actual total may be less than it appears.
Thank you so much, Taphophile and MarthaJeanne. This is just what I was hoping for--and I am so glad I did not try a more time-consuming way to find books unique to me or nearly so. There are about 150 books which only I list, and about 115 which only I and one other list. Many of the unique to me books do not surprise me but some do. For instance:
3668. But Look, the Morn The Story of a Childhood, by MacKinlay Kantor (read 24 Dec 2002)
I would not have thought I was the only person to list it since it is not too old (hey, 1947--that's not so long ago) and the author is not obscure
These books were written, surely, by at least 3 authors & probably more--?
>62 supersidvicious: You are welcome and have fun :) If something is still giving you a hard time, feel free to drop by again of course but the normal ones (cross-author or authorless for example) should be pretty straightforward :)
>67 bluepiano: I suspect that the final two are also different, but not as sure as of the ones I sorted.
Thanks so much :-)
Hi, could someone please combine:
Thanks in advance
>73 LolaWalser: Done. But have a look at the recent workbench feature. It makes these very easy.
https://www.librarything.com/author/hohlbeinwolfgang needs a lot of work. I got there by accident, and did a bit, but ability to read German is not really enough. You also need to know the works involved. There seem to be a lot of books republished in collections that are not correctly combined.
>78 MarthaJeanne: I've done some work on this, including updating series information. I've probably missed a few combinations in languages other than German though.
Thanks so much :-)
Doesn't need combining, needs correction to Amazon data, but the current form doesn't work on my iPad. Author is Henss. Amazon.com shows no author, .de (Germany) shows Henns.
In the meantime, I'm combining the author pages.
ETA, It worked on Amazon.co.uk.
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