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Works with inappropriate subject headings on LibraryThing

Description: Add works to this list if their "Work details" pages show "LC Subjects" that aren't accurate at all, or that apply only to some editions. Optionally, assign a higher ranking to works with particularly strange or amusing headings. See also the "broken subject headings" tag.

Members: 5 participating members (show all)

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1
22,568 members, 260 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Luisali (1), ahef1963 (1), Edward (4)

Score: 10.83

Explanations:

Luisali (1): Some subject headings are wrong: "Dummies (Bookselling) › Specimens" and "Made for TV movies".

2
19,261 members, 227 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Luisali (2), ahef1963 (2), AnnaClaire (3)

Score: 9.77

Explanations:

Luisali (2): Theatrical posters and Theatrical productions

3
60,823 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (2), ahef1963 (4), Edward (9)

Score: 8.5

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (2): Apparently, this is a study guide to a large print TV movie, which was possibly set in the 1700's.

4
16,433 members, 126 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), Edward (6), AnnaClaire (8)

Score: 7.97

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (8): One heading ends with "› Adaptations" and another with "› Criticism, Textual."

5
44,573 members, 734 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), AnnaClaire (6), Edward (8)

Score: 7.49

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (6): Another supposed study guide to a TV movie.

6
3,422 members, 106 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (1), Edward (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (1): If subject headings are to be believed, this is a "pictorial work" about a town in New Jersey, and not a novel about the female residents of a town in England.… (more)

7
24,528 members, 489 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Edward (1), AnnaClaire (5)

Score: 6.68

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (5): There are two sets of effectively doubled headings and it goes downhill from there. Scroll down to the H's, and it's called a comic book, a film, a large type book, a "Toy and movable books" and a videodisc. And somehow got sorted with a certain Mary Shelley novel.… (more)

8
4,348 members, 22 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Edward (2), AnnaClaire (10)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (10): Needs a little multilingual condensing.

9
15,443 members, 195 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Luisali (3), AnnaClaire (9)

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (9): "Publishers' advertisements"? Really?

10
853 members, 27 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Edward (5), ahef1963 (7)

Score: 5.13

11
29,733 members, 837 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (7), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.53

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (7): There's the usual Large Type Nonsense, and one heading suggests Atwood wrote this at the age of 6.

12
8,347 members, 113 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), AnnaClaire (12)

Score: 4.46

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (12): One wouldn't think Dickens wrote a biography of Tolkien, but the subject headings say he did.

13
99,539 members, 1,629 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (11), ahef1963 (15)

Score: 4.23

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (11): Quite a few subject headings from the movies. A few oddballs made their way in, too. There are also a number of headings in French that duplicate their English counterparts.… (more)

14
28,696 members, 282 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (4): A lot of edition-level items, and some multilingual duplications. Also contains a few weirdness gems.

15
41,256 members, 562 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Score: 2.68

16
1,442 members, 17 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Edward (7)

Score: 2.46

17
4,772 members, 92 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

18
5,538 members, 139 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

19
9,604 members, 78 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

20
10,987 members, 241 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

21
14,964 members, 453 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

22
10,322 members, 169 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (13): Fortunately, the only *wrong* heading is "7.150" -- mostly the problem is duplications from misunderstood text.

23
15,650 members, 206 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (14): An animated adaptation on TV & videodisc. Now with snazzy bindings!

24
13,754 members, 409 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (15)

Score: 2.03

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (15): There's the work-level "Electronic books" in there. And some French dupes of headings already there in English -- at least, once you correct for some wrongly-escaped characters.… (more)

25
17,565 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Score: 0

26
16,110 members, 217 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Score: 0

27
14,279 members, 372 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Score: 0

28
7,627 members, 167 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Score: 0

29
5,845 members, 214 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Score: 0

30
3,569 members, 68 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Score: 0

31
3,135 members, 80 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Score: 0

32
2,921 members, 52 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Score: 0

33
1,602 members, 17 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Score: 0

34
866 members, 18 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Score: 0

35
660 members, 9 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Score: 0

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Started by: Edward (February 2012)

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