Authors - Subjects (4 posts)

  1. Cartographer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    First of all, congratulations for this plugin!

    I would like to ask if the authors/subjects could be more like real "authorities"?

    I guess I am asking too much :)


  2. Robert Heller
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, normally, *books* have authors and for things like CDs and DVDs most library systems consider the various creative people involved in Music/TV/Movies (performers / song writers / actors / directors / screen writers / etc.) as 'authors', and so would use the 'Author' field of a library cataloging system to hold the names of such people. I am not sure what you mean by "authorities".

  3. Cartographer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for your answer!

    Let me give you an example.

    I am adding the book "No title" and its author "Cartographer"

    then I add the book "No title 2" with the same author "Cartographer"

    Because I have all ready added the author from the first book, It would be great if I could find this author from a list and add it again, without needing to type it.

    This way could save the librarian from having a lot of records for the same author.


  4. Robert Heller
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The only thing I can suggest it turning on history and form memory in firefox. Putting in *all* authors in the database in the author field as a dropdown could become combersome once the collection started to fill up with a large collection of items from a large number of authors.

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