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when is a cat not a cat? [Dec. 29th, 2005|04:47 pm]
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mostly funny only to librarians:

LCCN :95-6632
ISBN :0876057962
LC Call Number :SF985 .C29 1995
Dewey class number :636.8/089 20
Local call number :636.8 C197CA
Personal Author :Carlson, Delbert G.
Title :Cat owner's home veterinary handbook / Delbert G.
Carlson and James Giffin, with special contributions by
Liisa Carlson.
Edition :Rev. and expanded ed.
Publication info :New York : Howell Book House, 1995.
Physical descrip :xxvii, 419 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Corporate subject :Catholic Archives of Texas--Diseases--Handbooks,
manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :Centre for Asian Theatre (Dhaka, Bangladesh)--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :Centro de Análisis del Trabajo--Diseases--Handbooks,
manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :Civil Air Transport.--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :Club Atlético Talleres Central Córdoba.
--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :Compañía Argentina de Tabacos--Diseases--Handbooks,
manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :São Paulo (Brazil : State). Coordenação da
Administração Tributária.--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :United Nations. Committee against
Torture--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :United States. Forest Service. Content Analysis
Team--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate subject :Caterpillar Inc.--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

What it SHOULD have said was
Subject: Cats--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

but apparently, someone let the authority control go a little crazy.
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2005-12-30 12:59 am (UTC)
Ha! That's awesome.
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From: badweatherman
2005-12-30 06:32 am (UTC)
Its funny because that book was actually written by a cat.
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[User Picture]From: bassfingers
2005-12-31 07:30 pm (UTC)
So... I've moved to a new house; own more than 2000 books; and am trying to figure out if I want to apply Dewey or LC call numbers to my non-fiction section. Any suggestions on how a non-librarian (son of a retired school librarian) can look up a valid number for any given title or ISBN?
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2006-01-02 04:54 am (UTC)
Try the Library of Congress online catalog for LC numbers. There's also WorldCat, which you need to access via a library that has a subscription (check whichever system you have a borrower's card with). If you can't get access to that, there's Open WorldCat, though it's sort of counter-intuitive to use.

And then, of course, there's LibraryThing, which enables you to catalog your books. Note that it'll only get you a call number if you're pulling the record from a library (as opposed to Amazon).
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