s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Cat. & Reference: Overly literal subject analysis

Friday, September 21, 2007

Cat. & Reference: Overly literal subject analysis

245 00 $a Tulips & chimneys / $c e.e. cummings.
650 _0 $a Tulips
650 _0 $a Chimneys.

245 04 $a The grapes of wrath / $c John Steinbeck.
650 _0 $a Grapes.

245 00 To the lighthouse / $c Virginia Woolf.
650 _0 $a Lighthouses.

245 00 Gravity's rainbow / $c Thomas Pynchon.
650 _0 $a Rainbows.

245 04 $a The silver chair / $c C.S. Lewis.
650 _0 $a Chairs.

245 04 The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy / $c Douglas Adams.
651 _0 $a Milky Way $v Guidebooks.

245 00 $a Fahrenheit 451 / $c Ray Bradbury.
650 _0 $a Temperature

245 00 To kill a mockingbird / $c Harper Lee.
650 _0 $a Hunting.

245 00 Running with scissors / $c Augusten Burroughs.
650 _0 $a Safety education.

245 02 A farewell to arms / $c Ernest Hemingway.
650 _0 $a Amputees.

(I thought of this post after cataloging a book of poetry called "The pomegranates of Kandahar." I was struck by the way the title was close to a perfectly formed subject heading which was also completely wrong.)

4 Comments:

At September 21, 2007 9:39 AM, Blogger La Dolcezza said...

I laughed.

Farwell to arms
650 Amputees
hehehehe

 
At September 21, 2007 10:35 AM, Blogger Mr. Fob said...

My favorites are the last two.

 
At September 21, 2007 6:01 PM, Blogger Optimistic. said...

I don't actually speak librarese, but I found this ridiculously funny. I would have laughed out loud, were I not at work and not appropriate to do so.

 
At September 22, 2007 5:30 PM, Blogger Katya said...

o. - I'm glad you liked it. I did try to make it understandable to the non-librarian.

 

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