Monday, November 12, 2012

Using Publication Years at HathiTrust

Take care using the year of publication as a search term at HathiTrust.

A recent search for items containing the word "rampley" before 1850 located several items which apparently had been coded with publication years of 1000 (clearly incorrect) or years of 1800 (when they were actually published later than that).

The image shows some from my search with years in the title that are inconsistent with the years of publication in the database.

Just something to be aware of.

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