Bug: Christian History Magazine type is tagged wrong

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 21 2009 7:10 PM

The Type field for Christian History Magazine is wrongly tagged as Monograph, but it is a Journal.

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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 7:34 PM

Harry, have you seen the wiki page for these necessary corrections: http://wiki.logos.com/Metadata_correction_proposals

CHM is listed there to be fixed and named magazine, which it is (rather than a journal)

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 7:37 PM

Damian McGrath:
CHM is listed there to be fixed and named magazine, which it is (rather than a journal)

That is how Discipleship Journal is tagged (in spite of being self-named a journal). It makes sense for CHM to be handled the same way, Not sure why they just didn't choose 'Periodical' ans a Type and not have to decide which to call it. Monograph it is not.

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 8:29 PM

Mark A. Smith:

 

That is how Discipleship Journal is tagged (in spite of being self-named a journal). It makes sense for CHM to be handled the same way, Not sure why they just didn't choose 'Periodical' ans a Type and not have to decide which to call it. Monograph it is not.

Yes, Periodical would  be a more proper tag in library-speak for both journals and magazines.

A monograph is, by definition, a work created by a single author (mono = Greek for "only"). So they have a lot of books that are collections of essays that are misclassified as well.

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 8:31 PM

Damian McGrath:

have you seen the wiki page for these necessary corrections: http://wiki.logos.com/Metadata_correction_proposals

CHM is listed there to be fixed and named magazine, which it is (rather than a journal)

A major step in the right direction. These types need to be consistent if dynamic collections are to be useful and as our libraries continue to grow to a potentially unmanageable size.

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