Friday, February 29, 2008

Rcord* (for Record)

One night after closing time, Mary, an assistant at the New York Public Library, played by Parker Posey in the movie Party Girl, picks up a copy of the Dewey Decimal Classification and reads out loud: "Classification provides a system for organizing a universe of items, be they objects, concepts, or records." This clearly intrigues her, while at the same time acting as a lovely, jokey bit of foreshadowing: she is soon seen assiduously arranging and cross-referencing all of her disc jockey roommate's LPs. There are 21 records containing Rcord* in OhioLINK and will probably be a few crashing your gates as well. So first check out your "records." Then you can party, girl.

Carol Reid

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