Thursday, February 5, 2009

Intrum* (for Instrument, Instrumental, etc.)

Typo of the Day for Librarians
Intrum* (for Instrument, Instrumental, etc.)

As an instrument for today's typo, we bring you Intrum*. As I provide background about this typo, I'm listening to Johann Nepmuk Hummel's Concerto a Trombe Principale (Trumpet Concerto in E Major) streaming over the Internet. This concerto contains more than a few passages requiring a most dexterous fingering from the trumpeter, far more so than is required to type Instrument or Instrumental. Be that as it may, Intrum* occurs 104 times as a keyword search in OhioLINK and 3 times as a subject search (with one of these 3 appearing in 23 different bibliographic records).

As alluded to yesterday, correctness is important in order to lead researchers to needed material. It's instrumental that we persevere.

Not the type of trumpet you play, but at least the black mushroom makes for a tasty soup on a cold winter day, whilst listening to Hummel's Trumpet Concerto in E major.

(Image from Google Images)

You will find this typo in the highest probability category in the Typographical Errors in Library Databases.

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