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Cataloging Fridays: “Guadalupe Peak” edition

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Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet – about 4 years ago, I tried climbing it and didn’t quite make it to the top. Last month, though, I finally beat it. To commemorate the 8.4 mile/3000 foot elevation gain hike, I am cataloging the monument at the top of Guadalupe Peak at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.

My mother would have made me take my hair down for this picture.

041 0 eng
043 n-us-tx
044 txu
090 GV199.8|b.G833
110 2 American Airlines.
245 0 0 Guadalupe Peak monument /|cAmerican Airlines.
260 |c1958?
300 1 stainless steel trylon :|bill. ;|c183cm.
500 Titles created by cataloger.
610 2 0 American Airlines, inc.
610 2 0 United States Postal Service.
650 0 Guadalupe Mountains (N.M. and Tex.).
650 0 Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Tex.).
650 0 Memorials |zTexas.
650 0 Mountains |zTexas.
650 0 Triumph.
856 4 2 |u
856 4 2 |u

Things I learned while writing this entry:

  • There is no LOC heading for “bucket list.”
  • The LOC has a pretty great selection of narrower terms for “Monsters” (which I got to by searching Enigma>Curiosities and wonders>Monsters … I don’t know why I searched for Enigma in the first place, but it seemed like a good idea at the time), including Harpies, the Mothman, and chupacabras. It also gives “Monsters” the alias of “Animals–abnormalities,” which makes the chupacabra sound much nicer. It’s not a goatsucker; it’s a coyote with some abnormalities (if you believe University of Michigan scientists, it’s mange), which doesn’t sound nearly as terrifying.

*Disclaimer: This record, in all its hypothetical grandeur, was not actually entered into any existing catalogs. Any mis-appropriations of MARC fields are not intended to offend any catalogers that have more experience than myself in cataloging memorials on mountain summits.

**For more about Cataloging Fridays, click here.


Written by Jessica Jones

November 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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  1. Congratulations on making it to the top of Texas! We hiked it back in 2004. Here is my webpage commemorating the event!


    March 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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