Just for fun: October 2009 Archives
Contributed by Jasmine de Gaia
The popularity of Halloween seems to be increasing steadily - I just read the other day that two-thirds of all grown-ups will celebrate Halloween and half of them will spend more than $100 doing so. With Oct. 31st just a a few days away perhaps you're still trying to put together a costume or helping your kids map out their trick or treating routes. Whatever your Halloween festivities, the library has some great resources to generate some ideas or help get you in that spooky frame of mind. Take a look at all the great Halloween lists other WorldCat users have created, covering everything from decorating to costumes to movies and even the history of Halloween. Check out the identities of some favorite Halloween characters, such as Jack the Ripper or related authors like Stephen King.
The 3 most popular WorldCat juvenile items added in September were:
When You Reach Me, added by 2,183 WorldCat libraries in Sept.
Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals are Big and Little Animals are Little, added by 2,164 WorldCat libraries in Sept.
The Magical Ms. Plum, added by 2,012 WorldCat libraries in Sept.
Other top juvenile items added to WorldCat libraries in September can be seen here.
The 3 most popular WorldCat non-juvenile items added in September were:
The Defector, added by 1,187 WorldCat libraries in Sept.
The Lost Symbol: a novel, added by 1,167 WorldCat libraries in Sept.
and The Traffickers, added by 1,047 WorldCat libraries in Sept.
Other non-juvenile items added to WorldCat libraries in September can be seen here.
Lists of recent items added to WorldCat libraries for the month of Sept. are now available. You can see these lists on your library's WorldCat profile page which can be accessed via the 'Library info' link in the list of holding libraries on the item details page or the library name in the library search results.
September stats include:
- 13,669 libraries added new items to WorldCat in September
- Of those, 703 did not have an existing recent items list, so WorldCat automatically created a new list.
- 12,966 existing recent items lists were updated.
The September Top 20 List doesn't have too many surprises. Notable and new are Fault Lines: Tort Law as Cultural Practice and, the first DVD to make the top 20, Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture.
New to the List
#8 The Joy of Gay Sex
#9 Lang Xianping Shuo Shui Du Tao Bu Diao De Jin Rong Wei Ji
#10 Fault Lines: Tort Law as Cultural Practice
#14 Santa Rosa De Lima En El Museo Lazaro Galdiano
#17 Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture
#18 Rock & Roll Never Forgets
#19 Kumpulan Materi Khotnah Dan Ceramah: Agama Islam Kebutuhan Pokok Umat Manusia
Gone from the Top 20 (with August ranking)
Contadora and Diplomacy of Peace in Central America (#1)
Crna Gora: Auto Karta = Montenegro: Road Map (#7)
The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic (#12)
Si Kabayan Dan Beberapa Dongeng Sunda Lainnya (#13)
The Early Fiction of H.G. Wells: Fantasies of Science (#15)
Bekal Dakwah Ceramah Singkat Untuk Kuliah Tujuh Menit (Kultum), Kuliah Subuh Di Bulan Ramadhan, Halal Bi Halal, Peringatan Hari-Hari Besar Islam DLL (#19)
Encyclopedia of Human Biology (#20)