[bksvol-discuss] Re: fixing garbled authors' names

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 09:32:33 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, I'm going to try to fix authors' names of PhD, Jr, III, etc.

Several people have pointed out that some authors will include their
middle initials on some of their books and not on their other books.  I'm
going to ask Marissa if we can standardize on one name.  I don't know if
that's possible since they really do write under different names.


--- "J.M." <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, Carrie. There are also numerous instances where Ph.D. is listed as
> an 
> author, so that leads me to believe there are authors without the suffix
> of 
> Ph.D. when it should be there. Good luck! I have a feeling that's going
> to 
> be a daunting task but hope, for your sake, it isn't too bad. *smile*
> Take 
> care.
> Julie Morales
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> inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> When God puts a tear in your eye, it is because He wants to put a
> rainbow in 
> your heart.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Carrie Karnos" <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 5:11 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] fixing garbled authors' names
> Hi everyone,
> I have volunteered to help clean up the Bookshare database, and I'd like
> to ask for some assistance.  Marissa commented that sometimes the same
> author is listed under several names.  I took a quick look and found
> 'Lawrence Schiller' and 'Lawrence Schiller.' - obviously they're the
> same
> person, but the database lists them as 2 separate people.  If you know
> of
> any such mistakes or misspellings of names, could you please let me know
> about them?  I'd like to collect as many mistakes as possible, and then
> go
> to Bookshare and fix them all.  I'm hoping there won't be tooooooo many,
> but I just don't know what to expect. Please write me off-list (I don't
> want to clog the discussion group with this) at ckarnos@xxxxxxxxxx
> Thanks for all your help!  Carrie
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