Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Franciso (for Francisco)

This morning we went shopping for a word in the very high probability list - meaning that the errors showed up more than 100 times in OhioLINK at the time of its discovery. This means that the error is almost certainly lurking in your catalog. To help prove this statement, we went to most of the major online catalogs in Connecticut and had no trouble finding the term in each one. Expanding the search to the phrase "San Franciso" showed that about two-thirds of these were associated with the city. Many of the others are personal names, so they should be dealt with carefully, even though we could find no examples of Franciso being a legitimate name.

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