September 2008 Archives

Titles So Strange They Must Be Real

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(Believe it or not, all of the following titles can be found in WorldCat.)

An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England

Cheese problems solved

The creature from Jekyll Island: a second look at the Federal Reserve

The full facts book of cold reading: a comprehensive guide to the most persuasive psychological manipulation technique in the world and its application to psychic readings

Goat milk magic: one of life's greatest healing foods

Greek rural postmen and their cancellation numbers

How to avoid huge ships

How to bombproof your horse: a simple step-by-step guide

I still miss my man but my aim is getting better

Island of the sequined love nun

The little cyanide cookbook: delicious recipes rich in vitamin B17

Milk: the deadly poison

People who don’t know they’re dead: how they attach themselves to unsuspecting bystanders and what to do about it

Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Nude Mice

Revenge of the lawn gnomes

Root canal cover-up

The stray shopping carts of Eastern North America: a guide to field identification

The voodoo revenge book: an anger management program you can really stick with

You're so fine, I'd drink a tub of your bathwater: over 500 no-fail pick-up lines that work on the bus, in the bar, in the neighborhood store

Coming in October to a library near you . . .

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The R2 2008 North American Rage against the Workflow Tour


And Special Guest Star C.J.D.U.

For more information and advanced tickets, click here

Cataloging Tools from LC

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As I was reading the excellent Q&A column written by JayWeitz, of OCLC, in the Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter, I was reminded of a tremendous source of cataloging tools of which we probably aren't adequately aware. It's funded by our tax dollars, so we should be sure to get our money's worth!

The source is LC's Cataloging and Acquisitions homepage which contains a myriad of cataloging resources.

One great resource that was just posted last week is an FAQ about Form/Genre Headings. Who hasn't struggled occasionally to keep the distinction between subject headings and form/genre headings clear, or to figure out whether an authority record represents a form/genre heading or not? (OK, maybe I should narrow that down a bit - what cataloger hasn't struggled...? This probably doesn't trouble the minds of your average person on the street.)

Another helpful document I found on this site covers LC's practice for describing the new sound recording formats. I'm not sure how recent this is, but it has great tips. If you've wondered how to do descriptive cataloging for an MP3 file, or a CD/DVD combo, or other tricky audio formats, this is the tool for you!

The main homepage doesn't have room to list very many titles, so be sure to click the "View All" under the various sections to see full lists of what's there. For example, to find the Sound Recording document I described above, I had to click "View All" in the General, Descriptive Cataloging section, and then scroll down a long list of subcategories to the Sound Recordings listing. There were lots of other interesting resources listed in the other categories, so have fun looking around while you're there!

Registration Open for MINITEX/OCLC User Group Meeting

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Registration is now open for the MINITEX/OCLC User Group meetings scheduled to be held in each of our 3 states this October. For the primary content, we have asked R2 Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in workflow analysis and redesign for academic libraries, to present a workshop on Technical Services Workflow Analysis. We will also have time for MINITEX and OCLC updates and demos.

Register for the MINITEX/OCLC User Group Meeting

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