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fgh | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:46 PM

As St. Gregory Thaumaturgus: Life and Works includes a biography by St. Gregory of Nyssa, he should be added to the author field.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:01 PM

We'll take a look at it. As a fair warning we're getting into weeds of the creator field in a resource metadata. A 50 page biography by Gregory of Nyssa feels significant enough to highlight and call out. Its a different magnitude than the three paragraph letter by Origin in the appendix or a foreword in some book. Its a trick to find that right line. Ideally we'd be able to index all of the text so you could easily find anything written by a particular author but we're a ways from that happening.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:32 PM

This has been updated.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:45 PM

Kyle G. Anderson:
Its a trick to find that right line.

Given that the Life is mentioned in the book's title, it shouldn't be too tricky in this case. Wink

I found another one: The Epistles of S. Cyprian, with the Council of Carthage, on the Baptism of Heretics also includes the extant works of Pacian of Barcelona. That's also part of the full title, actually, though you've left it out (perhaps understandable, given how long the full title is).

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:46 PM

Kyle G. Anderson:

This has been updated.

Didn't see this before I posted. Thanks!

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 10:00 AM

fgh:

I found another one: The Epistles of S. Cyprian, with the Council of Carthage, on the Baptism of Heretics also includes the extant works of Pacian of Barcelona. That's also part of the full title, actually, though you've left it out (perhaps understandable, given how long the full title is).

Updated.

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Bobby Terhune | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 3:28 PM

Kyle,

Thanks so much for willing to walk through the weeds a little bitBig Smile

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 9:18 AM

Thanks for changing the above.

Here we have a real metadata oddity: one and the same book is called Myriobiblon on the web, but The Library of Photius, Volume I when it shows up in the Library! Looks like what should be a subtitle or a series has instead become the full title.

Also, this is somewhat inconsistent:

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 9:44 AM

Another inconsistency: Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology is published by Faithlife in the Publisher field, but by Lexham Press in the Citation, while the Alternate Texts is published by Logos Bible Software. 

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 29 2018 5:07 PM

Bump

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2019 3:07 PM

Another bump on my last two reports,

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  • On the Dormition of Mary is missing the original authors. On the Two Ways and Give Me a Word are as well, but probably include too short texts by too many authors for it to be practical to include them.
  • On the Mother of God is missing series tag.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 1:57 PM

fgh:

Here we have a real metadata oddity: one and the same book is called Myriobiblon on the web, but The Library of Photius, Volume I when it shows up in the Library! Looks like what should be a subtitle or a series has instead become the full title.

Marketing updated the product page. Strictly speaking what is found in the library is correct as its whats on the title page. Interestingly the editor wasn't sure what the correct name of Photius' work should be as he calls it "BIBLIOTHECA OR MYRIOBIBLON"

fgh:

Also, this is somewhat inconsistent:

This is a case of sticking to what the title page gives us. Presumably the publisher didn't know there would be a Volume Two which came out five years later. I don't see the harm in updating the title to include Volume 1 so I updated it.

fgh:

Another inconsistency: Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology is published by Faithlife in the Publisher field, but by Lexham Press in the Citation, while the Alternate Texts is published by Logos Bible Software.

Looks like we updated this awhile ago but I forgot to tell you.

fgh:

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On the Dormition of Mary is missing the original authors. On the Two Ways and Give Me a Word are as well, but probably include too short texts by too many authors for it to be practical to include them.
On the Mother of God is missing series tag.

We rely exclusively on the print to identify the Series title and strangely St. Vladimir's Press didn't include it on any of the front matter. I did find it on their web page so I sent ahead and added the series title.

I updated the authors on the Dormition of Mary as well. Its one that doesn't have a hard and fast rule. We usually rely on the title page for identifying authors but we can be flexible if needed.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 2:15 PM

Kyle G. Anderson:
St. Vladimir's Press didn't include it on any of the front matter. I did find it on their web page so I sent ahead and added the series title.

We can cut them some slack -- they were basically a one monk operation until they teamed up with Logos. Okay, he may have been a priest not a monk.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 3:01 PM

MJ. Smith:

Kyle G. Anderson:
St. Vladimir's Press didn't include it on any of the front matter. I did find it on their web page so I sent ahead and added the series title.

We can cut them some slack -- they were basically a one monk operation until they teamed up with Logos. Okay, he may have been a priest not a monk.

Slack cut. I was mostly trying to explain our process. We don't start with physical books very much any more, Since we mostly start with PDFs these days, and the PDFs don't have the dust jacket/back cover,  it dawned on me that sometimes the series name is only included on the dust jacket/back cover. This one made me wonder if it was one of those cases.

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