s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Cat. & Reference: Authority records as movie spoilers

Friday, January 26, 2007

Cat. & Reference: Authority records as movie spoilers

150 __ Rosebud (sled)

100 1_ Dumbledore, Albus, $c Order of Merlin, $d 184?-2005
400 1_ Dumbledore, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian, $c Order of Merlin, $d 184?-2005
670 __ Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005

100 0_ Darth Vader
400 1_ Skywalker, Anakin

100 1_ Durden, Tyler
400 0_ Jack
400 0_ Narrator

150 __ Soylent Green
450 __ People

(You may have to be a serious cataloging geek to think these are funny; I find them hilarious.)


At January 26, 2007 8:57 AM, Blogger Petra said...

I don't get all the nuances, but I still think it's funny. Way to go.

(It's much funnier, for the record, than half-remembered jokes in Arabic.)

At January 26, 2007 10:43 AM, Blogger Master Fob said...

I'm only a novice cataloguing geek, but I think the first three are funny. I just don't get the references (no pun intended) for the last two.

At January 26, 2007 2:08 PM, Blogger alea said...

You, madam, are hilarious. I'm more than enough of a geek to get cataloguing humour. Are these legit authorities or did you craft them yourself?

At January 26, 2007 2:57 PM, Blogger alea said...

what about:

151 __ Planet of the Apes
451 __ Earth

I'm trying to think one up for The Village, but coming up blank.

At January 26, 2007 5:28 PM, Blogger mysh said...

Um, yeah, these are hilarious! I'm definitely going to show these to my unbearably passive-aggressive berkeley-phd-linguist of a boss in map collections. You just made creating records fun. (I mean *shifty eyes* more fun.)

n.b. Petra: The "berkeley-phd-linguist" isn't the unbearable part about him.

At January 26, 2007 6:07 PM, Blogger Katya said...

mfob - The last two are references to Fight Club and Soylent Green, respectively.

alea - I made them myself. (Fictional characters don't merit X00 treatment, to my knowledge -- they're X50s.) We were talking about subject headings as movie spoilers in my advanced cataloging class . . . but then we had to cut the discussion short because two of us hadn't seen the movie she was going to use as an example! Later, I realized that authority headings might be more flexible and humorous.

Also, I tried really hard to think of something for The Sixth Sense, but it wasn't working out.

mysh - I think I spent more time getting these to be accurate than I did working on my actual assignment. Misplaced priorities, perhaps?

At February 06, 2007 12:38 AM, Blogger Th. said...


Absolutely not.


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