Friday, March 18, 2011

Interati* (for Internati* and Interacti*)

This week's posts had a more international flavor than I originally planned. They might not have been the most rational collection of ideas, but I hope you found them interesting. I have noticed that when we verify a typo, we often learn that a typo in English is a real word or name in a foreign language, which is why we should be very cautious with global changes.

Today's typo, Interat* is in Section B, high probability in the Ballard list. This is probably because there are many options for the intended word. I found hits that seemed like they were supposed to be Interact* (the typo misses a letter), Iterati* (the typo adds a letter) and Internati* (missing a different letter). You may find others, so I would strongly suggest you interact with your catalog in multiple iterations to find all domestic and international books with this huge typo.

Liz Bodian
Chicago Public Library

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