Two newbie questions


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Two newbie questions

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syyskuu 15, 2008, 3:15pm

1. One of the Norway/Sweden banned books was republished with a fake cover claiming it was Christmas stories. The Beacon for Freedom database lists the Christmas stories book in addition to the "real" book. Do you think the Christmas book should be entered? It isn't in the databases so it'd be a manual entry and it seems more something that belongs in the comments under the real book.

2. So far I haven't been able to find one book in the databases with the original publication date - it was republished a couple hundred years later. Should I use that or manually enter (I have no problem doing so - just not sure if there is a negative to it). I know I was a bit thrown looking at the database and seeing Deliverance with a date in the '90s and wondering if there was another book with that title.

What is the group preference on these situations?


syyskuu 15, 2008, 3:43pm

Hey Melissa,
1. Sounds like it belongs to the 'real' book to me.
2. Personally, I've not been entering the original dates right now but others might have ....

Sorry, that's not that helpful, is it? ;)

syyskuu 15, 2008, 4:16pm

1. I think you're right that this belongs in the comments rather than creating a new entry. (That's really fascinating, too.)

2. If you happen to know the original publication date, I would include it. If you don't, I wouldn't stress over it. I've generally been entering the earliest edition that I find, but am not worrying about getting the first edition into the catalog.

syyskuu 15, 2008, 4:49pm

Thanks. I should be able to finish off Sweden tomorrow - I'll do Norway next simply because it shared so many books/authors with Sweden for the time period that the Beacon list covers.

The Christmas Tales cover didn't apparently work as those books got confiscated quickly as well.