I swear, this cataloging class is testing the limits of my nerdery. I was okay with building a functional catalog database (with software I was given to work with) last year, but this...this is just insanity. As a Ravenclaw I don't want to give up, what with it being so close to the end of the semester and all. I mean, it's almost May! Basically, what I'm talking about is data entry for this sort of thing (although my professor uses lots of $a, $b, $c bits too).
LEADER 00000cam 2200349Ia 4500 001 773355723 003 OCoLC 005 20120208034452.0 006 m d 007 cr cnu---unuuu 008 120120s2011 nyu o 000 1 eng d 020 9780307797964 (electronic bk.) 020 0307797961 (electronic bk.) 035 (OCoLC)773355723 040 TEFOD|cTEFOD|dTEFOD|dSAP 043 n-cn-on 049 SAPA 050 4 PR9199.3.A8|bC38 2011eb 082 04 813/.54|222 100 1 Atwood, Margaret,|d1939- 245 10 Cat's eye|h[electronic resource] /|cMargaret Atwood. 260 New York :|bAnchor Books,|c 300 1 online resource (445 p.) 520 Years after painter Elaine Risley flees Toronto for Vancouver, she returns to search for long-missing parts of her life and pursue the elusive Cordelia, her best friend and sometimes enemy. 650 0 Women painters|zOntario|zToronto|vFiction. 650 0 Friendship|zOntario|zToronto|vFiction. 650 0 Girls|zOntario|zToronto|vFiction. 651 0 Toronto (Ont.)|vFiction. 655 0 Psychological fiction. 655 0 Electronic books. 710 2 OverDrive, Inc. 856 40 |uhttp://sanantonio.lib.overdrive.com/ ContentDetails.htm?ID=B6648ADB-F3D4-47CD-9C26-A2178D43AF5A |zAccess this downloadable ebook through OverDrive 994 C0|bSAP
On one hand, I want to say look, it's a logical system and I just need to get with the program on learning this language, but on the other hand, my brain has a difficult time being like, 'Oh, OF COURSE the title is 245 $a with that indicator DUHHHHHZERS.' Languages have never, ever been my thing. I'm terrible at learning languages. So it doesn't surprise me that when it comes to a seemingly-arbitrary language like this, I'm basically leaning on examples I can glean from the net to use as crutches. (That's not to say I'm not learning it. I am! But it's just slow going. I learn well with filled-out examples, and this course is lacking there.)
*meme found via magpielibrarian
** I keep meaning to do a Friday Flip-Through for Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye because it is gorgeous. And whoever had the book before me (I got it at a thrift store) clearly is my lost soulmate because they copiously underlined all the little bits I wanted to underline. I should really do a Craigslist missed connection there.
***Also, you know what's awful? Horizon Wimba for Blackboard. That thing's lag is horrendous, so that when someone's trying to do a webex with it and is flipping through pages, they're talking six or seven pages ahead of what's actually showing on the screen!