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Title - wrong ISBN

Jun. 30, 2019, 9:11am

I keep running into entries like this.


I'm not going to start an editing war over this, but I disagree with the practice.

Jun. 30, 2019, 10:04am

I don't mind starting an editing war. Separating a single copy out because of a wrong ISBN is not right.

Jun. 30, 2019, 2:45pm

Agreed. I work on the principle is that if title and ISBN disagree, the title is right. That's based on the assumption that a user is more likely to fix the title in their catalog if it's wrong, and that lots of users won't even notice if the ISBN is wrong.

Jun. 30, 2019, 5:14pm

Jun. 30, 2019, 6:00pm

There's a group here that will separate out each individual ISBN because they feel they are different. I put them all back together.

Jun. 30, 2019, 6:04pm

If you search 'wrong isbn' you will find several. I put some back, concentrating on the ones with reviews.

Bearbeitet: Jul. 1, 2019, 2:58am

Title beats ISBN - as much as I would love to keep the editions clean, people will fix the parts they see the most - titles and authors. Separating their copies because they did not know they have to change the isbn or because they ended up with a wrong one because they temporarily selected a messed up amazon cover some time in the past is neither productive nor how the site works.

Adding warnings is fine. Separating these editions out is not.

Bearbeitet: Jul. 1, 2019, 3:47am

One of the ones I looked at was bad Amazon data. I did put the correction in to Amazon.

Jul. 13, 2019, 6:27am

I have a question about The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen. The ISBN on my copy is 9780691181530 and the book I have only has one story in it. I scanned it in to add it to my catalogue but the LT link goes to a compilation of Austen juvenilia with the same title.

I don't know how to find out if the publisher used the same ISBN or not. If it is different, could someone please uncombine them for me?

Bearbeitet: Jul. 13, 2019, 4:02pm

>9 libraian: Separated. Your copy is now in https://www.librarything.com/work/23460031.

https://www.librarything.com/work/15802678, where those copies used to be is now clean Penguin Little Black Classics.

There is also https://www.librarything.com/work/2178435. This contains a mixture of various English and German ISBNs. I don't have the time right now to research them.

ETA I removed one of the German titles, as it was a selection of letters Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra, and had nothing to do with the novel. https://www.librarything.com/work/23460170/editions

Jul. 14, 2019, 7:25am

>10 MarthaJeanne: Oh, thank you!

I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be separated or not, but it did look like it should be.

Bearbeitet: Mrz. 2, 4:55pm

I need opinions on a specific situation.

There appears to be two collections of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and Other Tales/Stories (and I'm going to let the touchstone grab the most popular in the system). In attempting to move out the reviews for the nine-story work from the five-story work, I found one group of 90 copies in which its only review is for one but the ISBN is for the other (if Amazon.com is to be believed). Should I move those 90 copies back to where the review is for the wrong work? The titles are the same.

Mrz. 2, 4:59pm

If the ISBN is for a certain work, I would leave the 90 copy edition there even if the review of one copy is wrong.