Re: [greenstone-users] Problem with Author field

From Katherine Don
DateTue, 31 Oct 2006 16:59:50 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Problem with Author field
In-Reply-To (7476118-1162242801731-JavaMail-badget-hawaii-edu)
Hi Ivan

This is a problem with the BibTex plugin.
The author field, as, is, is stored in Creator metadata, while each
individual author is stored separately as Author metadata. This Author
metadata is formatted as LastName, FirstName.

Is adding {} around the name standard practice for BibTex author fields?
If so, we could look at making it handle this.

In the meantime, you could try using and displaying the Creator metadata
instead of the Author metadata. This may not work properly if you have
multiple authors, depending on what you are using the metadata for (e.g.
classifying).

Or if you know perl you could modify BibTexPlug yourself :-)

Regards,
Katherine

Ivan Michael Badget wrote:
> I am working on a collection in which the authors are corporate authors
> rather than personal authors. The problem is that the last word in the
> Author field is being interpreted as the last name and the preceding
> words as the first name. For instance, if the author is Kau Sugar
> Company, it is displayed as Company, Kau Sugar. I've put curly braces
> around the corporate author so that it would be treated as a single
> entity rather than a first name and last name, but it is not working.
> Is there anything I can do so that corporate authors are displayed as
> is rather than last name, first name? Here is the sample BibTex entry:
>
> @book{ref3198,
> title="Hutchinson Sugar Plantation, C, General Correspondence Out -
> 1908-1910",
> author="{Kau Sugar Company}",
> publisher="Hawaii",
> year=1908,
> note="Other Company Records",
> keywords="CABLEGRAM, COFFEE, GERMAN LETTERS, HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE LETTERS,
> HORSES, LAND MATTERS, LISTS|EMPLOYEES, LIVESTOCK, STORES, SUGAR
> SHIPMENTS, TUNNELS",
> volume="KAU__30/5",
> number=1910,
> abstract="Re coded cablegrams; stores leased to L. Chong; list of
> laborers' names. Primarily letters of transmittal re bills, sugar &
> livestock shipments; includes index."
> }
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
>
>
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