Not sure how to list an alias on Bibliogs. The person in question is Anne Barton who prior to her second marriage was known as Anne Righter. On my submission I have used PAN Anne Barton with an ANV. Not sure if this is correct. This is my submission: https://www.biblio.gs/book/192373-The-Tempest
Unfortunately the guidelines here don't say anything about it, probably because the ANV function did not exist when the guidelines were written.
Personally I've just followed the Discogs guidelines on this matter, so I've entered clearly different names (pen names, pseudonyms, permanent first/last name changes) as separate entries. That way each name can have their own profile explaining the nature of the name, and displaying the works attached to that name.
The only downside to this is that you can't easily connect profiles yet, the only way to do that is to use HTML.
I know there are others following the Discogs guideline as well, but everything is of course open to discussion.
Thanks Mirva. I have created a PAN for Anne Righter as you suggested. I tried creating a hyperlink for each profile to have some connection between the two, but the syntax used on Discogs does not work in this parallel universe. I have updated umpteen links that used the old syntax in release Notes on Discogs, but my old brain can't recall the exact characters and order that they occur in. I know < and > is used instead of [ and ], but that is about all.
I know < and > is used instead of [ and ], but that is about all.
It's not too much different. Let's see if this shows up:
< a href="url" >link text< /a >
(remove the extra spaces)
Until a better system is in place, please use this thread for keeping track of authors that use pen names and such.
mirva and tsivihra, thanks for the information. I have set up the hyperlinks in each profile and added to the thread. Cheers.
I would vote for using the ANV for pseudonyms. Otherwise, to see all the books by an author with multiple names, I would have to look on separate lists.
That might be, but the current practice is to use individual credits for the real name and any successive pseudonyms.
In addition, a list of the variations has been maintained (see above for the page) and hyperlinks have been used in the Credit profiles as a way of connecting the variations.
Hopefully sometime in the future, there will be a facility similar to that used on Discogs where aliases can be listed on the real name, thereby providing a link to all of the variations.
Reviving this thread... Any chance we would get an alias function for pen names, pseudonyms, and the likes? I'm tired of linking everything with HTML. :P
I think this already appears in the future development plans. Hopefully in the close future :-)
Let's hope so. Let's also hope they introduce some other profile updates with it so we don't have to be updating the profiles constantly. ;-)
This sounds like useful functionality. One thing I'm wondering should name variations be added to a credit as they are added to a book or should it be a special field on a credit that can be edited independently?
TBH, I don't know what would be the best way to do it, considering that the change will affect all the different types of credits.
It would be also nice if we could get similar codes to use in profiles than Discogs has (for example for Aphex Twin you can use either [a45] or [a=Aphex Twin]). It would be easier (and shorter) than HTML.
Here are some examples how things are done currently:
Due to the profile being cut down, both pseudonyms and series are often hidden from the view, even though they probably shouldn't be. It would be nice if we didn't have to list them in the "Profile" section. Maybe some sort of "Associated pages" or "Internal links" section would be an option, with a possibility to enter a description?
As a good example, one of my favourite Hungarian author Nemere István uses many of Pseudonyms. See his page: https://www.bookogs.com/credit/431691-nemere-istvan
There are books with his pen name where his real name (PAN) also appears f.e. as copyright holder this way the book appears under his PAN. But only this way! So we can't see/ we don't know actually how many books he was written/published. I think because same situations it would be important to consider this issue when developing the system.
Name variation is another issue, i like how it works here (same like on Discogs), of course there is no solution yet to select or collect same NVs on one page like on discogs but i think this is only question of time. Thanks
Due to the profile being cut down, both pseudonyms and series are often hidden from the view, even though they probably shouldn't be. It would be nice if we didn't have to list them in the "Profile" section.