Monday, December 30, 2013

Don't put that there!

Good morning! As we heard towards 2014, I'm thinking about all the posts that I meant to post over the year. Mostly, all the questions that I've wanted to ask and never seemed to find the time to ask. Some of them will come around in 2014, I'm sure. But, for today, the question is about: Short Stories!

Where do you put your short stories? When I first started here, we put short stories in the non-fiction number of 808.3. Which was the how to write fiction number. But, it was legacy cataloging, and so the number didn't change. Then, when we switched to putting short stories into the fiction (or genre) area with the rest of the fiction, there was a little consternation about the difficulty of finding just short stories. There were ideas of adding a short stories qualifier to the call number so that all the short stories would fall together at the beginning or the end of the fiction run. We didn't do that, but I have been forever curious since that conversation.

Do you have a separate area for short stories? Are they just mixed in with the general fiction/genre areas? Are they in the 800s? When I was doing some casual research for this question, I found that they could go several places. 808.83 or 813.0108... American short stories, 823.0108.... British short stories...etc.

Hit me with the comments. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Click My Link: December 4, 2013

The end of the year buying season is in full swing! That means, of course, not much time for doing anything other than spending money.  But.....I think I can carve out a few minutes for some news, don't you?

Diversity is NOT narcissism  (I can't believe we're still talking about this....) Another great response here  and here and here

GoodReads best books of 2013. Pick a genre, any grenre!

Ebooks for libraries: still a ripoff. (it all turns to bitchiness in the comments...)

25 books that changed the course of history.

The "Douglas County Model" gives libraries new e-book leverage.

Audible (Amazon) buys the rights to 5,000 titles from the AudioGO catalog. (hmmm)

The LA Times reveals their holiday gift books guide. 

Weed your library!  Thank you.

Speaking of libraries, Fresno, CA has an interesting concept: the 7-11 library

20 things that happen when you're a book nerd. (true facts)

Is truth in genre labeling hard to come by these days?

SFX Presents: The Top 10 Heroines of Horror.

Saladin Ahmen on writing Muslim-American fantasy. (video)

Library Sex Scandal! (hey, made you look.)

No thanks, Noah.  26 of Noah Webster's spelling changes that didn't catch on.

Flavorwire's 2013 best books gift guide.

50 Essential novels for Foodies

Out of print, maybe, but not out of mind.



Just for fun:

Game of Thrones actors posing with their action figures (love it!)

I'm digging Almost Human.  Collider talks with Karl Urban about the show.

Your favorite books....if they were tea.

The best hair of the Enlightenment Era. (because, why not?)

1981 "making of" Raiders of the Lost Ark PBS special.