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1supersidvicious
Jan 10, 3:05pm Top

Is there a way to list all the works quoted in a work, i.e. a bibliography placed at the end of a book?

2lilithcat
Jan 10, 3:27pm Top

You could use the "comments" field for your book.

3lorannen
Edited: Jan 10, 4:41pm Top

>1 supersidvicious: Yeah, there's not a dedicated field for that, I'm afraid. As >2 lilithcat: mentioned, Comments or Private Comments are a good place for that info, depending on your needs.

4saltmanz
Jan 10, 5:07pm Top

This seems like something that Work Relationships could be modified to handle.

5lilithcat
Jan 10, 5:53pm Top

>4 saltmanz:

In fact, it was suggested when Work Relationships was created. If I recall correctly, the consensus was that it would be too unwieldy. WRs are reciprocal, automatically, so you can imagine how long the list of "quoted in" works would get for the Bible, or Shakespeare, etc.

6krazy4katz
Jan 10, 8:47pm Top

It seems to me like a place in Common Knowledge would be good for this. Then people could click from there to the works they see. It wouldn't have to be reciprocal.

7saltmanz
Jan 10, 11:10pm Top

>5 lilithcat: That does sound vaguely familiar, yeah.

8supersidvicious
Edited: Jan 14, 6:57am Top

>2 lilithcat: >3 lorannen: >4 saltmanz: >6 krazy4katz: thank you for your feedback.
Comments or Private Comments are the opposite of a database which is used to structure information.
I see the risks for populars works, but we would have 2 options

1 use Work Relationships with a limit (100 quotations for exemple)?

2 use Member recommendations framework (quotations would not be reciprocal)

9lorax
Jan 11, 9:22am Top

lilithcat (#5):

In fact, it was suggested when Work Relationships was created. If I recall correctly, the consensus was that it would be too unwieldy. WRs are reciprocal, automatically, so you can imagine how long the list of "quoted in" works would get for the Bible, or Shakespeare, etc.

I remember that too, but couldn't find the discussion in a quick search of the thread from when the feature was introduced.

10gilroy
Jan 13, 1:35pm Top

There's also a group called "Book Quotations" that you could create a thread for each book then touchstone each book that quotes it. Or create the thread for the initial book and touchstone all the books that it quotes. Might be easier, and a little cleaner?, as more quotes are found and linked.

11supersidvicious
Jan 14, 6:56am Top

>10 gilroy: I'm looking more for a bibliography tool rather than than a quotes management tool

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