New volunteers -- How to add comments info

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New volunteers -- How to add comments info

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Jul 28, 2008, 6:49pm

We need help with two things right now. One is adding new books and the other is adding information about those books in the comments field.

In order to help out with either aspect of the project, you need to have access to a copy of The Library of Benjamin Franklin by Kevin J. Hayes. Happily, it's available in its entirety on Google Books.

Each catalog record in Kevin Hayes' book looks something like this:

*1548 Halifax, George Savile, 1st marquis of, 1633-1695. Observations upon a late libel, called a letter from a person of quality to his friend, concerning the Kings declaration, &c. London: for C.M., 1681. Folio. Great Britain; Letter from a person of quality to his friend, concerning His Majesties late declaration; politics and government
Bound with Animadversions upon the speech of William (late) Viscount Stafford, q.u.; item 14 in volume. Cost 2d; PPL 9602.F.14).
ESTC R11992. NUC H0046266. Wing H316.

The top part (from *1548 to politics and government) is already in LT for hundreds of books. However, the rest of it (from "Bound with" to "Wing H316") needs to be entered into the comments field. At this point, I need some help, myself, because I never understood how the info was supposed to be entered. Benjamin, if you're around, can you shed some light?

Regardless, you do NOT need to claim a section if you want to help out with this part of the project, because the main title info's already in LT and it's really obvious if the additional info has been entered into the comments section or not. (Either there's a ton of info in the comments section, or there's just a number.)