Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Near Miss

I was tidying up the Library Catalogue PCs the other day, and came across an abandoned search. Within the alphabetical listing of authors, the phrase 'your search for PASTERNUK would have appeared here' popped out at me. If the patron had spent a moment analysing the screen, s/he would have seen 'Pasternak' as an option. Alas, it seems that did not happen.

I'm just hoping that the person didn't leave thinking that our library doesn't have Russian classics in its collection. "Can you BELIEVE it?? The Library doesn't have any books by Pasternuk!!"


Blogger liz said...

I picture it being pronounced "Pastor Nuck".

3:11 pm  

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