Rory Litwin | 29 Jun 16:00 2016
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Library Juice Academy - July courses start next Tuesday

Library Juice Academy - July courses start next Tuesday

Apologies for cross-posting. Please share as appropriate.

Our courses in July are starting the day after Independence Day. Normally,
classes start the first Monday of each month, but we are pushing back the
July start date for the holiday.

All of our classes in July are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.

We accept registrations through the first week of class (unless enrollment
is full).

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work as their
schedules allow.

We are willing to pre-date or post-date an invoice to accommodate your
fiscal year needs.

Details on these courses are at http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/courses.php

July:

Introduction to RDA
Melissa Adler

Patent Searching for Librarians
Michael White

Business and Professional Writing for Librarians
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Kasirer Katherine | 29 Jun 15:27 2016
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Cataloguing Virtual Reality "experiences"

Hello,
Does anyone have experience to share for the cataloguing of Virtual Reality? Here at the NFB we are
producing VR documentaries, not games.
Thanks for any leads.

-Katherine
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Katherine Kasirer
Bibliothécaire principale | Senior Librarian
Office national du film du Canada| National Film Board of Canada
3155, chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Montréal QC H4N 2N4 | 3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road, Montreal QC 
H4N 2N4
k.kasirer@... | k.kasirer@...
Téléphone | Telephone: 514-283-9045
Gouvernement du Canada | Government of Canada
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Watters, Tim (MDE | 29 Jun 14:57 2016
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Cataloging abstracts of title (chain of property owners)

I am tasked with creating a MARC-encoded description of a property abstract proving a chain of real
property owners from 1809 to 1926. I am thinking the type  of record is mixed materials ( p ) but also
wondering if it could be ( t) for manuscript language material. If anyone has experience with these I would
appreciate any responses. Thanks.

Tim Watters
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Special Materials Cataloger
Library of Michigan
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507
517-373-3071

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Kuperman, Aaron | 29 Jun 13:43 2016
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Re: Subject Heading Help: Marriage of Convenience

Do you have a book on the subject?  Or even a law review article?  The discussion began over works of fiction and
I'm not sure romantic novel on a subject could be the basis for an inherently legal subject heading. --Aaron

Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section. 
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From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT@...] On Behalf Of Lavey, Patrick
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:48 PM
To: AUTOCAT@...
Subject: Re: Subject Heading Help: Marriage of Convenience

This is an interesting question.  Did the parties marry simply for a limite= d purpose, or did they intend to
remain married?  Black's Law Dictionary ha= s a term "Limited-purpose marriage" where the couple marries
but does not p= lan to live together or have any duties toward each other.  Someone could p= ropose this to LC
as a subject heading.

	If they do plan to live together, isn't it just "Marriage?"

Patrick Lavey
Senior Cataloging Librarian
Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library
UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310)  794-5390

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Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:09 PM
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Blogger | 28 Jun 21:41 2016

[Typo of the day for librarians] Thousnad*, Thousnd* (for Thousand*)

On a recent trip to California, I saw an exhibit at the Bowers Museum  
called "Mummies of the World." In other words, not just the highly  
processed Egyptian mummies we're used to seeing or hearing about, but  
rather a whole array of them from various parts of the globe and various  
periods in time. Some of them were intentionally preserved and some  
accidentally. On a seemingly unrelated note, I was discussing with a couple  
of friends whether or not you can safely leave your butter sitting out,  
along with the relative merits of what's known as a "French butter dish"  
or "butter bell," etc., when suddenly the two topics were weirdly brought  
together with the news that a 22-pound "chunk of butter"—estimated to be  
more than two thousand years old—had been found in a peat bog in  
Ireland. "Didn't I tell you that it's OK to leave butter out?" says  
one. "Here's the proof." "I guess bogs are like refrigerators," says the  
other. "Better," I replied, "Better bog butter..." And then this little  
ditty began to form in my head:

Betty Peat began to putter,
All around some old bog butter,
It was big and in a bag, and really rather hard to lug,
But even after such a lag, was unmolested by a bug.

Enjoy your naturally softened butter and stay away from hydrogenated fats  
(which could probably give that bog butter a run for its money,  
longevity-wise). There were three (and two) cases of today's typos in  
OhioLINK, and 41 (20) in WorldCat.

(Bog butter in wooden vessel, 15th-16th century, found near Portadown,  
County Armagh, housed in the Ulster Museum, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid
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Blogger | 28 Jun 21:36 2016

[Typo of the day for librarians] Madsion* (for Madison*)

I just saw a great Tallulah Bankhead flick from 1931 called The Cheat. It  
was the third remake of the Cecil B. DeMille silent from 1915, and the  
second feature in a film series entitled "Murder, Morals and Music," which  
is currently taking place at the Madison Theater (one of the oldest movie  
houses in Albany, and its only surviving independent one) over the next few  
months. What really makes these movie nights fun, besides the chance to see  
such old fare on such a big screen, is the short preliminary video (à la  
Robert Osbourne on TCM) of our host and his "guest programmer" filling us  
in the film we're about to see—and gleefully dishing the dirt on its  
stars. "Tallulah never wore underwear!" we're told. She would strip naked  
at parties. She slept with both women and men. She openly used cocaine and  
she reportedly smoked 150 [!] cigarettes a day. She was like a cross  
between Mae West and Madonna. (Our hosts compared her to Lady Gaga, but I  
think she looks much more like Madge.) Even during the "pre-Code" era,  
Bankhead's "wild" roles on celluloid could scarcely compete with her actual  
life. The smoking thing may have been a bit of an exaggeration (merely  
lighting up that many times a day would be a chore), but I guess they  
really weren't kidding about the underwear. As soon as the film began to  
roll, here comes Tallulah in the sheerest little shimmy imaginable and nary  
a bra strap or panty line in sight. It seems that there were a few  
complaints, though, causing Alfred Hitchcock to famously quip during the  
making of Lifeboat: "I don't know if this is a matter for the costume  
department, makeup, or hairdressing." I really wanted to make today's typo  
Underware, but apparently that is a valid typography term (though a few of  
the seven hits we got in OhioLINK were for the type that Tallulah  
eschewed). You can give that one a try as well, but today's official typo  
is Madsion* (for Madison*), found three times in OhioLINK, and 151 times in  
WorldCat.

(Tallulah and Augustus John with her famous portrait, 1929, from Wikimedia  
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Blogger | 28 Jun 21:30 2016

[Typo of the day for librarians] Kernal* (for Kernel*)

Recently, I overheard a woman refer to that well-known feeling of dread or  
apprehension as "having this pit in my stomach." The correct expression, of  
course, is "having a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach," but it occurs  
to me that her "original" phrasing also evokes the classic childhood fear  
of what might happen should you accidentally swallow a seed, a pit, or a  
kernel. You could start growing an entire tree in there! (I was telling a  
friend the other day about how my grandmother once threw a peach pit into  
the backyard and it actually grew into a tree.) Apples have seeds and  
peaches have pits, but it seems like only corn have kernels. And in case  
you're afraid of germinating some giant Jack and the Beanstalk-like cobs in  
your tummy, remember what happens when you eat some unpopped [I just wrote  
that "unpooped"!] popcorn, otherwise known by some people I know as "duds"  
or "old maids": they basically pass right through your system essentially  
unchanged. Corn and computers appear to be the two primary areas that use  
the term kernel; in either case, though, Kernal would be a typo. And a  
pretty common one at that. Avoid any pitfalls, along with that pit in the  
pit of your stomach, and tackle this typo poste-haste. There were 47 cases  
of it found in OhioLINK today, and 1,049 in WorldCat.

(Popcorn 'Pink' or Zea mays, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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Kuperman, Aaron | 28 Jun 21:01 2016
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Re: Subject Heading Help: Marriage of Convenience

1. Are the books you refer to works of fiction or non-fiction?  Do you have an lccn, isbn or OCLC number?

2. Wikipedia has articles for both "Sham marriages" and "Marriages of convenience", though both articles
could use better references, and both carry disclaimers.

3.  I couldn't locate any books in the LC catalogue on these subjects based on key words. 

4. Feel free to work with SACO to make a proposal, as long as you can find a work on the subject and reference
sources to support the definition.

Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section. 
This is not an official communication from my employer

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Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:36 PM
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Subject: Subject Heading Help: Marriage of Convenience

Is there a subject heading expressing the concept of marriage of convenience? In the books I have, the two
parties don't love each other but mutually agree to marry for some outside benefit.

Arranged marriage doesn't seem quite appropriate because there is no third party brokering the deal. The
two parties come to the arrangement by themselves.

Forced marriage doesn't really work either because neither party is entering into the arrangement
against their will.

I get enough of these books that I can't believe there's no literary warrant for the concept, but I've never
been able to find an appropriate heading.
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DeSio, Sandra | 28 Jun 20:35 2016

Subject Heading Help: Marriage of Convenience

Is there a subject heading expressing the concept of marriage of
convenience? In the books I have, the two parties don't love each other but
mutually agree to marry for some outside benefit.

Arranged marriage doesn't seem quite appropriate because there is no third
party brokering the deal. The two parties come to the arrangement by
themselves.

Forced marriage doesn't really work either because neither party is
entering into the arrangement against their will.

I get enough of these books that I can't believe there's no literary
warrant for the concept, but I've never been able to find an appropriate
heading.

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Indian Trails Public Library District

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Shakalis, William | 28 Jun 19:57 2016

New NETSL Executive Board position: NETSL Student Member-At-Large: new deadline

The NETSL board is pleased to announce a new executive board position:
NETSL Student Member-At-Large.

https://netsl.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/mls-student-in-technical-services-netsl-board-position/

Any library student enrolled in a library or information science degree
program is eligible for nomination. The prospective representative will
serve for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years, and receive
valuable experience behind the scenes in organizing a professional
conference, and help our organization keep a more diverse range of
experiences in mind when planning programming for an ever-changing
profession. We do not expect the person to be a library school student for
the duration of the term.

The NETSL Student Member-At-Large position description is as follows:

   1. Appointed position, serves one year.
   2. Suggest, volunteer, and take point on new projects and initiatives as
   they occur.
   3. Provide support to board members in order to evenly distribute
   workload.
   4. With the rest of the board, participates in planning the NETSL Spring
   Conference and the NETSL programs for the NELA Annual Conference
   and soliciting nominees for NETSL offices and for receipt of the NETSL
   Award for Excellence in Technical Services.

We’d like your help to reach out to the promising librarians-in-training
that you work with in your institutions or in classrooms.

*The new deadline for nominations is August 15, 2016.*
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Jane DeBellis | 28 Jun 17:10 2016

error in 245 b

Good morning,

I’m preparing to send out Dust by Hugh Howey to our libraries and noticed an odd 245 that needs to be changed
(I don’t think I can make this correction as the record was originally cataloged by DLC and is coded as a
pcc record):

245   10    ‡aDust :‡ba John Joseph Adams book /‡cHugh Howey.

It is on OCLC record 940455327.  The information in subfield b is actually part of the imprint and not part of
the title.  I’m going to correct my local record but hopefully someone else can correct the master record
in OCLC.

Thanks,

Jane DeBellis
Technical Processing Coordinator
Santa Rosa County Library System
6275 Dogwood Drive | Milton, FL 32570
P: 850.981.4063 | F: 850.626.3085
www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries

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