Thursday, April 17, 2008

Preceedings (for Proceedings)

Preceedings is in the C, or moderate probability section of the main list of typographical errors in library databases at, meaning that it was found between 8 and 15 times in OhioLINK at the time of its discovery. We found it to be the kind of typo that gets a double take because it looks real at first glance. There is a relatively low hit count for this in Google at just over 50,000. That is likely due to the fact that Proceedings is not a word that would have turned up on Groucho's list of words that describe something you would find around the house. A quick strategy for dealing with this typo would be to perform a double keyword search of Preceedings and Proceedings.


Cathi Twill said...

That picture is SO beautiful!! What is it? I'd love a full-res copy of it.

Terry said...

Thanks for the comment. That picture is from our library's collection of pictures of fine bindings in our collection: