[ModLib] HOW TO INVENTORY ML JACKETS
brianlemasters at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 16:08:27 EDT 2011
I think your convention is as good as any. I have different fields in
the database, but any odd data that does not apply to a majority of the
titles will not gain its own field, just be appended to the "notes."
However, it is not available for immediate recall or sorting. Maybe you
could have a creative addition to the Title to denote the difference in
that actual record/individual copy. Of course, if you have a text field
for a Dust Jacket Description it will be different. The photo will be
different as well.
I do not have this problem with dust jackets, yet.... there's always hope.
On 6/20/2011 10:08 AM, jwol wrote:
> Since I started collecting ML's I inventoried each book with the
> convention of binding/endpapers/jacket using codes from Toledano.
> For example, if a book is a Blumenthal binding with Kent endpapers and
> the g style jacket (small circle with price on the back jacket panel),
> I would record it as 8Dg. If a saw a book at a store or online, I
> could, with a glance at my inventory, determine if I had the jacket.
> At least I thought I could.
> While scanning jackets for Scott's array, I noted I have two copies of
> Ibsen, 36.1, Master Builder, et al. with the designation 4Cc. The
> last c refers to the jacket back. The jacket backs are the same, but
> the jacket fronts are not. The 1927 jacket has no torchbearer on the
> front and the 1928 copy has the small torchbearer below the title.
> Apart from moving the dialog on front panel down a bit to accommodate
> the torchbearer, the jackets have the same spine, back, and dialog on
> the front. It never occurred to me the same jacket back may have
> different front panels ... duhhhh.
> What conventions do others use to identify jacket styles? It is
> probably more important to me to know if I have a particular front
> panel than a back panel.
> John Wolansky
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