Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Approved Books

The Open Library folks are considering adding information about banning to their bibliographic records. Other than MPAA ratings does anyone add approval by some body to their bibliographic records? I can remember seeing Nihil obstat and Imprimi potest on some books growing up. Is this still useful to some patrons for selecting an item?

1 comment:

Matt said...

Yes -- if I'm looking for a book on theology or moral teachings, I usually look for an imprimatur as a primary acceptance criterion.