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90024 OPEN May 18 2006 - When adding a "New Book", there is no field to enter its Wikipedia URL. Also, there is only one "Note" field, which gets associated with the newly created Publication record as opposed to the Work record. We may want to have a second Note field that would be linked to the Work record. Ahasuerus 10:27, 18 May 2006 (CDT)

This kind of goes along with the series information request. I'm a tad ambivalent about these as they move the psychological barrier that exists between publications and titles. When we had user submissions years ago in the old ISFDB, it allowed all the titley stuff in the book submission, and it pretty much turned into a... title submission tool - no page counts, isbns, or whatnot. And that eventually evolved into what I call citation submissions: vague impressions about short somethings that appeared somewhere. Title: "Don't exactly remember, but something like 'Star Dude'". Publisher: "Last Dangerous Visions?? I forget". Page count: "too long". Once people see the publication form as a title form, they begin to reinterpret what the fields are into something that makes sense from a title point of view, and then I have authors submitting their articles from TV Guide, or submitting their single story from an anthology (sometimes wrongly putting themselves as editor) instead of submitting the entire contents of the anthology.
So there is some kind of balance to maintain here - on the one hand we don't want to have to do multiple submissions to enter data, against the other hand which, by maintaining a specific frame of reference, reduces errors by the casual submitter. I suppose one answer would be ruthless moderators... Alvonruff 12:51, 18 May 2006 (CDT)
Well, if there is no way of entering (some) Work level data as part of the original submission, then the submitter has to wait for the original (mostly Publication-specific) submission to be approved by a Moderator. Then and only then can he enter Work level data, e.g. Series information. What are the chances of a casual user checking back a few times to see if his submission has been approved? And what about the more dedicated editors who would like to submit, say, a couple dozen entries, but have to do it in two sessions, once for Publication data and, once the first batch has been approved, another one for Work level data? And what happens when the submitter may not have uninterrupted access to the physical items, e.g. somebody submitting directly from a library? Decisions, decisions... :) Ahasuerus 17:18, 18 May 2006 (CDT)