[ModLib] Project to Clarify DJ Dates Underway

Chad Bernu skinnygypsy at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 7 15:28:13 EST 2014


Very nice! I would only suggest adding the dates the title was in print after name and T#. So, at a glance, there is no confusion between the dates of the jackets and the dates the title was in print. No biggie though.  Example:

Rezanov - 071  (1919 - 1926)

Chad
> On Feb 7, 2014, at 1:34 PM, Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com> wrote:
> 
> Folks,
> 
> Ron & I have been dissatisfied for some time about the way dust jacket date ranges have been displayed. 
> 
> • Without going into BookNotes, it was impossible to know the the starting & ending dates for a title.
> • Either you couldn't tell the start/end date of the title itself, or you were mislead.
> • Looking at a date range, it was often difficult to know if the date on the left was the true earliest appearance, and/or if the date on the right was the true latest appearance.
> • Without going to the Suspected Missing DJs page (you DID know that such a page existed, didn't you?) it wasn't apparent if in fact we suspected that a DJ type for a given title was missing.
> • Sometimes you couldn't tell WHAT was going on.
> 
> We are in the midst of updating all date ranges making it  -- we hope -- more clear.  Changes to A & B authors are up. To see what we're doing, go to any A or B author page. Rather than tell you what the changes are and what they might mean, we'd rather you go and check it out yourself.
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> Please let us know if these changes are or are not apparent, clear, and helpful. It's important that you let us know before we get too far.
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> We'll be putting up each alphabetic segment (all C authors then all d authors then ...) as we complete them. We expect the project to take 30 - 45 days to complete.
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> Thanks,
> 
> Scot Kamins for Scot & Ron
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