Thursday, December 4, 2008

LCSH on Lost and Found

The bookcharmer is engaged in one of her most dearly held tasks, reviewing actual books, matching the representation of knowledge (book record) with artifact (book). Today, I have some children/ya titles to consider. One author in the collection Juanita Havill, is known for her title Jamaica's Find. In looking up this title, I find this enrapturing subject heading:

Lost And Found Possession--Fiction

Isn't that fantastic? A subject heading for Lost and Found! With subdivisions. 209 titles in the merged SJSU/SJPL catalog! There's an Italo Calvino bookshelf for you: what book could one write about 209 lost and found stories?

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