It was ok for a while but I'm cut off from the Blogspot.com domain once again. Just as well. I have a final tomorrow and I need to reduce the distractions available to me. But I gotta tell you, it is hard to snuggle up to the Anglo-American Rules for Cataloging, Revision 2.
You have to use the AACR2 abbreviations for places of publication for the states. They are in the old style postal format. W. Va instead of WV for West Virginia. One down and 49 more to go.
The punctuation is a killer. For example, if I need to describe the physical dimensions of a book I have to type:
300 BB $a 100p. : $b ill. ; $c 23cm. which translates into the book has 100 pages, has illustrations and is 23cm in dimension.
The above is probably not correct. I always get one or two punctuation marks wrong.
And the difference between an authority file, authority record and authority control? You don't really want to know. I'm supposed to know and I'm not even sure what a book is anymore. Tomorrow I have to catalog a book for the final.
I'm doomed. So, I'm not that bummed about Covad, AT&T and the frigging techno glitch that is cramping my style.
Chocolate. I need chocolate.