🤔 I'm wondering if I should be logging the original publication date or the edition publication date for my reading list. I've read several books that came out pre-2000, but all the editions I've read have been published recently. Hm.


my choice would be to log the edition publication date. new editions may contain updated information and it's still possible to look-up the original publication date, whereas the possibility of having read updated / added information in a newer edition is lost if you use the original publication date.

@glyph This is what I am leaning towards, too. I use an API to generate metadata related to the ISBN of the book I'm reading, and I wish the API included the original publication date as well as the edition, but it doesn't.

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