Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Subcommite* (for Subcommittee*)

This misspelling has 66 occurrences in the OhioLINK database. It falls into Section B of the main list of Typographical Errors in Library Databases. This word has a greater chance of being a typo, I think, because it can occur in so many places in a bib record. It can be in a name or subject heading, it can be in the title, and it can be in the imprint statement, specifically, as the publisher of a book or pamphlet. I think we ought to have a group look into this. Perhaps we can form a typos subcommittee.

Picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/2992654773/in/photostream/
The Colorado State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado, home of many committees and subcommittees.

Jeffrey Beall


Daniele A. Gewurz said...

Is it the first time that a typo occurs in the title? Yielding moreover a delightful phrase of the form "X (for X)"?

David J. Fiander said...

Of course, you mean "Subcommite* for Subcommitte*"

bowerbird said...

there's a typo in your header. :+)


EP said...

I think you have a typo in your title. In and outside of the parentheses it reads "Subcommite*". Perhaps an added "t" is in order.