They mentioned it again on Jeopardy yesterday. I don't remember exactly what the clue was, but it said that Truman even put a period after the S at times. Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:28 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: guidelines for submission fields - first draft I heard that Truman's middle name was S (not S.) on a show like Jeopardy (probably) many years ago, and I was so surprised that someone would give a child a single letter as a middle name instead of a full name, that it went accidentally into my brain's long-term storage, where it resides next to other vital important information like 'Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy'. :-) Carrie Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: No, he didn't, Sue. And the only way you'd know that is to be old enough to have lived through his presidency, probably, although I know Carrie isn't, so I don't know how she knew, unless from a history course. There another name like that but I can't think of what it is. Cindy -- siss52 wrote: > > I do not understand that one. Didn't Harry Truman > have a name for thhe S? > And how woulld we know that? > > Sue S. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Carrie Karnos > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 6:59 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: guidelines for > submission fields - first draft > > > Yes, since S doesn't stand for anything, please > leave off the period. > Thanks for catching it! > > Carrie > > Cindy wrote: > Thank you, Carrie. This is very useful info. > > (Re number 4 -- I assume that if the name itself > has a > middle initial and it does not stand for a middle > name, e.g., Harry S Truman, we leave it the way > it's > supposed to be (smile). There's a publisher like > that, too, I think, but I can't remember the > name.) > > Cindy > > > --- Carrie Karnos wrote: > > > > > After perusing the download list, it appears > that we > > are desperately > > in need of some guidelines about what to enter > in > > the submission fields, > > especially the author's name. > > > > > > So, with permission from Marissa and Gustavo, > here > > are guidelines for entering: > > The title o f the book- > > This one's pretty easy, although occasionally > the > > title on the cover > > of the book will be different from the title > > inside. Try checking the > > copyright page, to see what the official title > is. > > > > > > The author of the book- > > This one is horrendously messy, so it's been > > divided into several > > sections. > > A) For each author's name, please > > 1) put the first name first and the last name > > last > > Wrong: Ahl, Allison Right: Allison Ahl > > 2) drop all titles, honorifics, occupations, > > degrees, etc. > > Wrong: Dr. Bart Ball Right: Bart Ball > > Wrong: Clara Crawl, MSW Right: Clara Crawl > > Wrong: Senator Dee Dahl Right: Dee Dahl > > Exception: if the title is part of the official > > name, leave it in > > Wrong: S euss Right: Dr. Seuss > > 3) drop all commas inside a name > > Wrong: Fred Fall, Jr. Right: Fred Fall Jr. > > 4) keep periods after initials and Jr. > > Wrong: Gigi G Gall Right: Gigi G. Gall > > 5) put a space between initials > > Wrong: H.H. Hall Right: H. H. Hall > > B) For multiple authors, please > > 1) for each name, follow the guidelines above > > 2) separate each name with a comma, not 'and' or > > '&' or '/' > > Wrong: J. James and J. Jones Right: J. James, > > J. Jones > > Wrong: Kay & Ken Kent Right: Kay Kent, Ken > > Kent > > Wrong: James/Jones/Kent Right: J. James, J. > > Jones, Ken Kent > > 3) do not use 'Various' or 'et al' or 'others' > > as an author, list all of the authors > > Wrong: Various Right: B. Bell, D. > > Dell, F. Fell, G. Gell > > Wrong: James et al. Right: J. James, J. > > Jones, Ken Kent > > C) For editors, compilers, adapters, > translators, > > etc., please > > 1) spell out his/her function after each name > > Wrong: L. Lay, M. May (editors) Right: L. Lay > > (editor), M. May (editor) > > Wrong: Nan Nall (Comp) Right: Nan Nall > > (compiler) > > Wrong: Edited by Olive Owl Right: Olive Owl > > (editor) > > Wrong: Trans. Peter Paul Right: Peter Paul > > (translator) > > D) If the author's name is missing, please > > 1) use the editors of the company that put out > > the book > > Wrong: None Right: The Editors at > > the Walt Disney Company > > > > > > The copyright author of the book- > > This one's also pretty easy, except for those > > cases where there is no > > copyright author listed. In that case, use the > > author's name. Don't > > use the publisher's name, unless the company > holds > > the copyright. > > > > > > The copyright date- > > If there are several copyright dates of the book > > (NOT the copyright of > > the introduction or the illustrations or the > short > > stories), then use > > the most recent date. > > > > If you can think of anything else to mention, > please > > let me know and I'll revise the list. 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