Friday, January 02, 2009 5:02:12 PM
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While this one may seem minor, I think the guidelines should cover it.
Attributing source - Can we get some uniform attributes for the issue Description? We are talking with a few current changes I submitted that we should uniform things like "Source: Card" for trading cards. Options are in the DB "Card", "Back of Card", "Card Back", and while this is a minor field since it is not indexed, I think all would agree that general rules for sources and everything as uniform as possible would be best.
My suggestion would read...
Source Attribution - Any content copied from another source must be attributed. The copied content should be encapsulated within asterisks (*), followed by a space then the word "Source:". The source should be as basic, yet identifiable, as possible. Examples include...
DB Item - If content comes directly from the entry item or packaging (ex. Comic, Trade, Hard Cover, Hard Cover Dust Jacket, Magazine, Card, Figure, etc.)
Websites - only the domain name should be used, no complete URL's (ex. marvel.com, dccomics.com, etc.)
Printed Material - The complete book name, volume, and issue should be used if applicable (ex. The Marvel Index to the X-Men, Vol. 2 #1)
And I think the DB Item area should be updated with whatever we choose, and should be exactly what we use. Only the Hard Cover has two items that can be separated, and therefore identified separately.
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