Monday, January 14, 2008

OCLC lists

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What cartoons made it to OCLC's Top 1000 list?

What was the 1001st item?
Ecclesiastical History, by Eusebius.

  • Garfield, by Jim Davis (ranked 15)

  • Peanuts, by Charles Schulz (ranked 69)

  • Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson (ranked 77)

  • Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau (ranked 88)

  • Far Side, by Gary Larson (ranked 115)

  • Dilbert, by Scott Adams (ranked 399)

  • Fox Trot, by Bill Amend (ranked 773)

How old are the works on the Top 1000 List? When were they written?

Age of OCLC Top 1000 Works

Original Languages of OCLC Top 1000 (Per Cent)

What languages were these works originally written in?

Of the items on the OCLC list, 13 appear on at least 4 other lists:

  • Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (ranked 101 on the OCLC list)
  • Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov (ranked 527)
  • Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (ranked 253)
  • Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (ranked 416)
  • Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh (ranked 653)
  • Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger (ranked 347)
  • Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (ranked 215)
  • Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (ranked 110)

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