Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Catolic (for Catholic)

With Pope Benedict's visit to America in the news this morning, we looked for something topical in the 7000 entries in Typographical Errors in Library Databases at http://faculty.quinnipiac.edu/libraries/tballard/typoscomplete.html . Surprisingly, none could be found, so we went to OHIOLINK to discover one. Sure enough, there were five hits for Catolic. Three of them were non-English and may have been correct. Two were definitely errors. This typo is very widespread - we found more than half a million of them in Google. To repeat our standard disclaimer, the presence of this word in your catalog may be an error and it may not. All records must be checked individually before a correction is made.

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