Monday, February 2, 2009

Cataloging indulgence

None of the ordered stuff that I cataloged today was what I would call "fun stuff" in any way - not even academic stuff I might read to broaden my horizons (I'm not sure anyone would read the stuff I cataloged today for fun, but you never know). With that in mind, since I needed to catalog a few gift books anyway, I indulged myself a little and cataloged some popular fiction:
  • Maximum Ride: School's Out--Forever by James Patterson [PZ7 .P27653 SCH 2006 - Curriculum Collection] - I've wanted to read the Maximum Ride books for a while now, but, since this is book 2, it'll probably be a while before I see about checking this out. If anybody's read book 1 and wants to try out book 2, you no longer have to get it through ILL - yay!
  • The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum [PS3562 .U26 S35 1993] - Not something I see myself ever checking out, but I'm sure there are Ludlum fans somewhere in Stephenville who'd appreciate this. On a more depressing note, Ludlum was not yet dead in our authority files before I cataloged this book. The authority record for Robert Ludlum has now been updated, and that is no longer the case. I always feel a little morbid when I add death dates to authority records...

When I need a mental rest, popular fiction is one of my favorite things to catalog, because it's usually really easy - often, 1000 libraries or more have already "touched" the record, so there's not much for me to edit.


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  2. Had to delete my first comment due to a typo...

    "Maximum Ride" was a freebie at TLA. I've got a paperback copy of the first book in the series (also from TLA) that I can give you. I have yet another cbut have not added it to the collection (since it is paperback) until I see how "School's Out" circulates.

  3. Thank you, thank you. :) It's been in my TBR list for ages, and my mom has also recommended them to me.