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1. Do we make note of alternative tunes suggested in the small print of a hymnal? - sbenner 12/29/10

Good question. Does anyone monitor this page? --Haruo 06:33, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Per the Notes page of this wiki, this should be included in the "Notes" field" -- Peter Rehwaldt, Jan 10, 2013

2. In the book in which I am working, the cited meters are often wrong, either not descriptive of the meter of the hymn, or else incorrectly abbreviated. Should I enter the correct meter? Barrycjohnston, 23 April 2017

Hi Barry, If you are adding a new hymnal, you should enter exactly what is printed (and not add anything that isn't printed). This is called "instance" data. Once that information is in the database, it can be connected to the real or true information, which is called an "authority." -- User:Data 22:42, 23 April 2017 (EDT)
Thank you! Understand "exactly what is printed." Should obvious typographical errors in the title or first line be corrected? E.g.,, "Tis jesus protects me.." (this book is the only place this text occurs, so this is the authority?) -- Barrycjohnston, 27 April 2017
Hi Barry, It's advisable to correct simple mistakes if the intention of the printer is clear. From an older book for example, "Jesns" would be entered as "Jesus" because the typesetter just put the letter in upside down. However, you shouldn't correct false information, such as incorrect meters or author attributions.-- User:Data 23:34, 27 April 2017 (EDT)