Treasures from Japan : in the Yale University Library = イェール大学図書館所蔵日本関係資料 / edited by Daniel V. Botsman, Edward Kamens, Kondō Shigekazu, Nakamura Haruko. (OCLC #900294252)

It’s fun to see “Librarian” as a name qualifier in an authorized access point:

700 1_ Nakamura, Haruko ǂc (Librarian)

A personal name search for “librarian” in the authority file results in 243 matches! Only three for “cataloger” though:

  • Cooke, Esther ǂc (Cataloger)
  • Liheng, Carol (in a variant access point)
  • Thomas, Margaret, ǂc Cataloger
  • Wallace, Ruth ǂc (Cataloger)

We’ll miss you, Mac.

Wed, 22 Mar 1995 21:09:00 PST

Subject: Chat: Note order

My grandmother had the front of her plantation house washed down every spring. The lady on the next place had *hers* washed down every afternoon. My grandmother referred to her as “nasty nice”.

My grandmother’s reaction to her neighbour is somewhat akin to my reaction to a concern for the *exact* order of notes and tracings in bibliographic records.  A rough approximation will do, just as will an annual washing of the red dust from the front of a plantation house.