Dev LabelCompany2009 Number Data Entry

Label Company Proposal 2009 -
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Summary

Catalog numbers will be separate from a direct tie with labels, and the
system will allow other types of numbers to be input, selection choice
would be Catalog Number, Barcode, Matrix Number, and Other.

Catalog Numbers, Barcodes, and other numbers

The submitter will have the ability to enter multiple number fields
using a simple and universal interface.The submission form would start
out like this:

This would replace the catalog number field we have at the moment. For
entering the basic information, it is just as simple as the existing
interface. For basic submissions, neither of the 'plus sign' additional
functions are needed, the user simply enters the cat# and goes on with
the submission.

The large plus button is for the usual feature of providing additional
fields:

Obviously, this can continue for as many fields as the user needs.

The other plus sign on the same line as the number field is used to open
up a free text description field that will apply to the number:

Linking Numbers To Entities

An additional feature of this description field is to link a number to a
specific entity (for releases with two or more entities, and where one
or more numbers are specific to an entity). The submission form would
scan this field for the exact entity name string as entered into the
label field, tying the entity and number together - this would initially
be used on Discogs to display / list specific cat#s on the entity
pages.

This could be displayed (for example) as follows:

Catalog#. (ABC Records) : ABC-123
Catalog#. (XYZ Records) : xyz-987
Barcode. (ISBN) : 512345678900

Ideally, the function would be able to pick a label string out of the
middle of a description text, so we can enter further information before
or after the label name:

Catalog#. (Original ABC Records number) : abc-123

If this function isn't used, it is assumed the number/s apply to all
entities.