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Better support for multiple cover artists.

There are two quite different situations, both of which occur with some frequency. the first is a Dos-a-dos book, like the classic ACE double, each of which has a different cover artist. This is, more ore less what the current software assumes. The second is a work of cover art which is truly a joint work. There are a few artist team who routinely work together, and there are some works where art from two different artists are cut together, like Station in Space. We need a clear and robust way to handle these situations. -DES Talk 17:09, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Also consider Doubles where BOTH covers are by the same artist, but are different pieces of art (presumably each preferably recorded under the appropriate title): or where one cover has two or more artists but the other cover has a different artist. BLongley 18:44, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
If we support both joint works and separate covers throughly, handling these cases should, I would think, be included pretty much automatically. You are correct that these cases should be handled. -DES Talk 19:08, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
At present it's possible to use COVERART title changes to rename separate covers, and add notes that will probably never be seen: or create "Magazine Editors" for non-Magazine titles or Reviews of authorless books. (Unfortunately I still can't fix Chapterbooks with them.) BLongley 18:44, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
IMO that is an unwise overloading of this feature -- if those things are wanted, they should be handled separately. -DES Talk 19:08, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
For the moment I could live with a minor change so that the COVERART records are NOT shown on a simple title search though. (Which would hopefully discourage edits that currently serve no visibly useful purpose, or could actually cause harm). BLongley 18:44, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
IMO that is a separate feature request, although it is a good idea.. -DES Talk 19:08, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
See Feature:90163‎. -DES Talk 19:38, 30 September 2008 (UTC)