Thursday, May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007 - Los Angles

Los Angles for Los Angeles has its entertaining possibilities. From what we have read, Los Angeles is full of people trying to sell new angles on old stories to studios and networks. This is on the high probability section of the main library typos page at The chances that Los Angles will be in your library are fairly high, since the term shows up nearly 250 times in WorldCat. Even that doesn't tell the entire story. Here is the scenario that often happens. A new best-selling book appears. There is a typo somewhere in the record that is first produced. Hundreds of libraries catalog this book, and most of them do not see the typo. A month or so later, OCLC finds the typo and fixes it, but most of the damage has already been done. Years later, the Libtypos volunteers find it and publish it to the web pages.

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