autumnfire1414 (autumnfire1414) wrote in library_mofo,
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Big red book of the Jews' cousin

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I found this during my lunch break on Failblog (Monday thru Friday Failing in the workplace) and laughed out loud.  Thank goodness no one was in the department at the time.
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unstricken

February 28 2014, 19:36:47 UTC 1 month ago

fantastic!

blue_ant

February 28 2014, 19:52:38 UTC 1 month ago

Next time we get low on displays at one of my libraries, I'm totally doing one like this! I love it.

qlarue

February 28 2014, 20:25:12 UTC 1 month ago

This is awesome!

serendipity

February 28 2014, 21:01:37 UTC 1 month ago

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

globalkat

February 28 2014, 21:01:49 UTC 1 month ago

You KNOW someone's going to come and and say "not that blue book, the other one!"

anirishlullaby

March 1 2014, 00:01:08 UTC 1 month ago

Hahaha. I'm a lurker. But I had to say how much I love this!

"I need a book for [insert whomever here]" errr.... OK. Need more!

silveradept

March 1 2014, 05:00:59 UTC 1 month ago

Hilarious. And everyone has a story of how they managed to find that book with nothing more than the color and some odd details.

calzephyr77

March 1 2014, 05:27:32 UTC 1 month ago

Love it!!

taeraresh

March 1 2014, 07:35:27 UTC 1 month ago

And if it isn't blue, it's got flowers on it. 6 years in the trenches at Borders, and I think I knew just about every book in the store with a blue cover.

thejunebug

March 1 2014, 08:29:31 UTC 1 month ago

My local used book store did the same thing with books, but in honor of St Patrick's Day their display was "I don't remember the title, but the cover was green". :)

theidolhands

March 1 2014, 10:13:53 UTC 1 month ago

win

untilsally

March 1 2014, 15:35:48 UTC 1 month ago

That must have been so satisfying. :)

glhansen

March 2 2014, 00:01:49 UTC 1 month ago

I'm putting my thumb up, too.

simonator

March 2 2014, 15:23:18 UTC 1 month ago

OTOH, I actually WISH that binding color was an optional element of the MARC record. Sometimes it WOULD be a useful way of narrowing down a search. And there was one time, when I realized that I had cross-mailed two ILLs by putting them in the wrong envelopes. So I called up one of the libraries and at first they were "well we have a pile of these so I'm not sure I could find it." Well is was a conference proceeding from the SPIE, so I said "It's a large, yellow softbound book." "Oh here it is."

glhansen

March 3 2014, 20:32:35 UTC 1 month ago

MARC records have some user-defineable fields, right? So a particular library can start recording colors of books as of the date that the policy is implemented... it would still be a pretty local thing.

lizzybabe17

March 4 2014, 03:21:43 UTC 1 month ago

Someone posted this on my Facebook page and I have been laughing all day at it.

I would love to post something like this at our library.