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Title - wrong ISBN

1Nicole_VanK
Jun. 30, 2019, 9:11am

I keep running into entries like this.

http://www.librarything.com/work/22293033

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

2MarthaJeanne
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.

3r.orrison
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.

4Stevil2001
Jun. 30, 2019, 5:14pm

5gilroy
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.

6MarthaJeanne
Jun. 30, 2019, 6:04pm

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

7AnnieMod
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.

8MarthaJeanne
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.

9libraian
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?

10MarthaJeanne
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

11libraian
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.

12aspirit
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.

13MarthaJeanne
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.