A Common Catalog Mistake
I can relate to misspelling. You scanned this blog lately? Once I finally figure out how to consistently spell recieved (or received, or whatever it is) it will be a big, important, memorable day.
If you’ve ever watched kids search for books on a computer then you know that things can often get tricky they spell an author’s name or title incorrectly. One wrong letter and they can end up in the entirely wrong place. An aside: Can someone please come up with a reliable “did you mean…?” feature for catalog searches?
The other day I was perusing the outstanding blog Stephen’s Lighthouse and saw this comic by Emily at Self Check. It pretty much sums things up:
It’s funny because it’s true – I’ve seen this one more than once.
Do you have other often misspelled title searches to share?
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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