Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Dewey Decimal System of Love

Today I listened to 3.5 hours of lecture on how to construct dewey decimal system classification numbers by subject analysis. It gets super complicated in the details. I'm taking a course on cataloging and classification this semester, and I'm really liking it.

That said, it reminded me of a book I came across several years ago called the Dewey Decimal System of Love. I've never read it, but thought the title was pretty memorable. The reviews about it on Amazon are pretty terrible, so you should probably avoid it:)

Then there is Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians. It's written by that Sanderson guy (aka Brandon) who is finishing the Wheel of Time series (and has done a pretty good job with Book 12, from the recent reviews). But I haven't read Alcatraz OR book 12. Yet. DH read Alcatraz recently though. He liked it.

On Weird Al's Birthday, DH and I watched a bunch of clips from UHF on youtube. One of which is from a UHF television show called "Conan the Librarian." This clip is pretty awesome. After watching this clip I thought there MUST be someone with a blog called Conanthelibrarian.blogspot.com. And there is. But it has been woefully abandoned. Shame on them.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Just a quick question, why do I not own UHF yet? I am quite appalled at my neglect.

Rebecca said...

Book titles cannot be copy-righted. Therefore, you can write a supeior book using the same title: The Dewey Decimal System of Love. This title is too good to waste!

So long, and thanks for all the fish.