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Two books that were actually one.

I released a bunch of books to take to a public event, and in the process I though I'd discovered that I had two copies of the same cassette audiobook, both from the same person: one registered in January 2007 and the other registered in February 2014.

One copy did not get claimed and came home with me. So I journaled it as back in my possession and available.

Then I was going through the photos I took, and and noticed that the bottom of the box showed the BCID. I edited the first three numbers out of the photo...but realized that it was _not_ the number I thought I had.

So I did some serious detective work (looked at the box): it's labeled once on the bottom (2007 registration) and once on the top (2014 registration).

Only the original person and I have journaled the book: the older registration has a detailed first journal entry but the second one does not.

I've sent a PM to the person who registered the book and am waiting to hear back - in the meantime the book will sit because it's too confusing to release as-is.

*It's not up to me* since I didn't register it either time, but what would YOU do?

If it were my decision, I would probably keep the 2007 BCID since those journal entries have more info, ask the person who actually had custody to re-label the box accordingly, and either:

1) retire the second BCID with a journal entry to explain (mark PC or traveling).

or

2) reassign the second BCID to a different book, after making a journal entry to explain.

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I released a bunch of books to take to a public event, and in the process I though I'd discovered that I had two copies of the same cassette audiobook, both from the same person: one registered in January 2007 and the other registered in February 2014.

One copy did not get claimed and came home with me. So I journaled it as back in my possession and available.

Then I was going through the photos I took, and and noticed that the bottom of the box showed the BCID. I edited the first three numbers out of the photo...but realized that it was _not_ the number I thought I had.

So I did some serious detective work (looked at the box): it's labeled once on the bottom (2007 registration) and once on the top (2014 registration).

Only the original person and I have journaled the book: the older registration has a detailed first journal entry but the second one does not.

I've sent a PM to the person who registered the book and am waiting to hear back - in the meantime the book will sit because it's too confusing to release as-is.

*It's not up to me* since I didn't register it either time, but what would YOU do?

If it were my decision, I would probably keep the 2007 BCID since those journal entries have more info, ask the person who actually had custody to re-label the box accordingly, and either:

1) retire the second BCID with a journal entry to explain (mark PC or traveling).

or

2) reassign the second BCID to a different book, after making a journal entry to explain.
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I love this story. :)

Good luck with sorting it out. Your suggested solution seems fine. Once you've established that there was only one, I'd go for the second option and recycle the BCID.
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I love this story. :)

Good luck with sorting it out.

The funny thing is - it's just as well that nobody else took this audiobook home. If they had, I never would have figured out about the 2 BCIDs and I'd always think I'd released two copies at the same time!

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