http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Libtypos-L/ now really, you know you want to know. 😉 and just in case you can’t get enough of this kind of stuff:a whole website about library catalog typos:
and some slightly controversial reading about catalogs: Links below… Karen Calhoun's report on the future of cataloging at LC:http://www.loc.gov/catdir/calhoun-report-final.pdfThomas Mann's response:http://www.guild2910.org/AFSCMECalhounReviewREV.pdf...and you know, catalogers need to work withmultiple metadata standards these days (duh...)http://libraryjournal.com/article/CA6321736.html
Ok, even though there is a whole lot of controversy going on about library catalogs (thanks, Google, but you are not a library catalog… although you do many other fine things …), I’m going to write about the exciting world of library catalog software. As always, this is just my opinion. 😉 It seems that most libraries have been stuck with out of the box ...
“Dublin Core: An Obituary” from Library Hi Tech News October 2004 (v. 21, no. 8, p. 40-41) http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/ViewContentServlet?Filename=Published/EmeraldFullTextArticle/Articles/2390210812.html “The Death of Full Text Searching” PNLA Quarterly, 70.2 p. 5-6 (2006). Online: http://www.pnla.org/quarterly/Winter2006/PNLA_winter_06.pdf “Some Reservations about FRBR” Library Hi Tech News, 23.2 p. 15-16 (2006). Online but subscription required: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Journal&containerId=11899
Well, there are a lot of hot topics floating around the cataloging world in addition to usual chatter about library catalogs (both good & bad, etc.), metadata vs. cataloging ( and the war would be where?), google as a model for library catalogs (I am actually writing a minipaper on that), etc. Probably, the hottest topic currently is the Library of Congress decision to stop ...
just something I came across via a listserv: So, here goes: From Schott's Original Miscellany, By Ben Schott, 2002.000-099- General Works100-199- Philosophy200-299- Religion300-399- Social Sciences400-499- Language500-599- Pure science600-699- Technology700-799- Arts800-899- Literature900-999- Geography and History