Posting to Autocat
Ian Fairclough wrote:
Philosophical Tenants and the 21st Century is the wording of the title of a chapter in the book Global business and corporate governace : ǂb environment, structure, and challenges / ǂc John Thanopoulos.
You may wonder whether this is an actual typo or the intended phrase! I leave it to the reader to judge. My suspicion is that “tenets” was intended.
After examining the book at https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/global-business-and/9781606498644/, it seems to be a fairly serious work, so it is difficult to imagine that it is an intended typo.
Therefore, I figure this is why we get paid the big money! 🙂
Would it help the public to add “Philosophical tenets”? Yes–without a doubt.
Although Cutter’s spelling of his “Alfabetic-order table” http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015046432038;view=1up;seq=2 was certainly intended, because he was following the Spelling Reform movement (as Dewey and many others did), I would not hesitate today to make a “246 Alphabetic-order table” since I cannot imagine anybody ever searching for “alfabetic” today.
Catalogers should help people find information, not prevent it.