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Subject: Top 100 Books in Libraries
From: Roland Hjerppe <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 5 Oct 1999 20:14:49 +0200

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Undrar vad motsvarande lista för Libris resp. Burk ger?



DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1999--_In Search of Excellence_ is on more library
shelves than any other book, according to a survey of WorldCat (the OCLC
Online Union Catalog), an electronic catalog of materials from libraries in
the United States and other countries.

With 3,971 libraries listed as having it in their collections, the book tops
the list of 100 books held by libraries that catalog their materials on
WorldCat.  It has held that position consistently since 1989.

The list, heavy in reference works and nonfiction bestsellers, also has
three children's books--_Owl Moon_, _The Polar Express_ and _The Way Things

With four entries, Bob Woodward has authored or co-authored the most titles
on the list--_The Brethren:  Inside the Supreme Court_ (17); _The Final
Days_ (38); _Veil:  The Secrets of the CIA, 1981-1987_ (44); and _All the
President's Men_ (73).

Some books one would expect to see on the list--such as the Bible and
Shakespeare's works--are missing because there are so many editions, and
different editions are cataloged as separate works.

The top 100 list is based on the holdings of OCLC member libraries, which
include all types of libraries:  research, university, public, corporate,
government and school libraries.

Libraries use the bibliographic records in WorldCat to catalog the books in
their collections.  When they do, a notation is made in the database, which
is a merged, computerized catalog of the materials in 8,650 libraries around
the world that use the OCLC online cataloging system. Available to libraries
since 1971, WorldCat currently contains 42 million records and 720 million
holding symbols.

WorldCat is available through the OCLC FirstSearch service, an online
reference service some 15,000 libraries provide to their users, both in the
library and remotely.

Rank   Holdings    OCLC Number    Title/Author

1  3971  8493620  _In Search of Excellence:  Lessons from America's Best-run
Companies_, by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

2  3738  8410292  _Megatrends:  Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives_,
by John Naisbitt

3  3524  13947140  _A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and
Dissertations_, by Kate L. Turabian, 5th ed.

4  3513  6421457  _Familiar Quotations_, by John Bartlett, 15th and 125th
anniversary ed.

5  3506  14239839  _The Closing of the American Mind_, by Allan Bloom

6  3374  11969925  _A Passion for Excellence_, by Thomas J. Peters and Nancy

7  3365  17105155  _A Brief History of Time:  From the Big Bang to Black
Holes_, by Stephen W. Hawking

8  3275  10974869  _Iacocca:  An Autobiography_, by Lee Iacocca with William

9  3261  4004812  _The Elements of Style_, by William Strunk, Jr., 3rd ed.

10  3248  20422202  _Megatrends 2000:  Ten New Directions for the 1990's_,
by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

11  3230  26929668  _The Chicago Manual of Style_, 14th ed.

12  3227  29953039  _Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:
4th ed.

13  3152  14411877  _Cultural Literacy:  What Every American Needs to Know_,

E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

14  3094  20800495  _Environmental Tobacco Smoke:  Proceedings of the
International Symposium At McGill University, 1989,_ edited by Donald J.
Ecobichon and Joseph M. Wu

15  3081  16580381  _Thriving on Chaos:  Handbook for a Management
Revolution_, by Thomas J. Peters

16  3080  30398714  _Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association_, 4th ed.

17  3022  5333650  _The Brethren:  Inside the Supreme Court_, by Bob
Woodward and Scott Armstrong

18  3004  25546099  _The Supreme Court of the United States:  Its Beginnings
and Its Justices, 1790-1991_

19  2964  18383661  _Parting the Waters:  America in the King Years,
1954-63_, by Taylor Branch

20  2959  20132484  _The New York Public Library Desk Reference_

21  2946    _Silent Spring_, by Rachel Carson

22  2925  8283180  _The Chicago Manual of Style_, 13th ed.

23  2921  25057627  _The Bill of Rights and Beyond, 1791-1991_

24  2899  17917341 _ The Way Things Work_, by David Macaulay

25  2892  17227391  _Clearing the Air:  Perspectives on Environmental
Tobacco Smoke_, edited by Robert D. Tollison

26  2870  8475284  _The One Minute Manager_, by Kenneth Blanchard and
Spencer Johnson

27  2860  16130075  _And the Band Played on:  Politics, People, and the AIDS
Epidemic_, by Randy Shilts

28  2859  8590268  _The Years of Lyndon Johnson_, by Robert A. Caro

29  2854  5574262  _White House Years_, by Henry Kissinger

30  2851  31408427  _MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers_, by Joseph
4th ed.

31  2828  15550774  _Battle Cry of Freedom:  The Civil War Era_, by James M.

32  2825  25411163  _Truman_, by David McCullough

33  2824  15283849  _The Random House Dictionary of the English Language_,
by Stuart Berg Flexner, editor in chief, 2nd ed.

34  2822  11971882  _Lake Wobegon Days_, by Garrison Keillor

35  2811  15284982  _Beloved:  A Novel_, by Toni Morrison

36  2790  5830721  _The Third Wave_, by Alvin Toffler

37  2786  2188350  _Roots_, by Alex Haley

38  2785  1975233  _The Final Days_, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

39  2780  423932  _The Oxford History of the American People_, by Samuel
Eliot Morison

40  2773  4802  _I'm OK, You're OK_, by Thomas A. Harris

41  2769  10072914  _The March of Folly:  From Troy to Vietnam_, by Barbara
W. Tuchman

42  2769  10753607  _The Good War:  An Oral History of World War Two_, by
Studs Terkel

43  2763  9645583  _The Discoverers_, by Daniel J. Boorstin

44  2763  16646152  _Veil:  The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987_, by Bob

45  2760  6280573  _Cosmos_, by Carl Sagan

46  2758  15594794  _The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers_, by Paul Kennedy

47  2757  24912611  _Earth in the Balance:  Ecology and the Human Spirit_,
by Al Gore

48  2752  3844481  _American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964_, by
William Manchester

49  2745  2695090  _The Path Between the Seas:  The Creation of the Panama
Canal, 1870-1914_, by David McCullough

50  2739  12162097  _The Polar Express_, written and illustrated by Chris
Van Allsburg

51  2733  17301230  _A Bright Shining Lie:  John Paul Vann and America in
Vietnam_, by Neil Sheehan

52  2723  8114573  _The Oxford Companion to American Literature_, James D.
Hart, 5th ed.

53  2717  110210  _Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee:  An Indian History of the
American West_, by Dee Brown

54  2716  300432  _Miracle At Philadelphia:  The Story of the Constitutional
Convention_, by Catherine Drinker Bowen

55  2715  701417  _Management:  Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices_, by
Peter F. Drucker

56  2714  23975729  _Familiar Quotations_, by John Bartlett, 16th ed.

57  2710  13861133  _The Reckoning_, by David Halberstam

58  2701  11519736  _The Oxford Companion to English Literature_, by
Margaret Drabble,
5th ed.

59  2691  11549089  _Innovation and Entrepreneurship:  Practice and
Principles_, Peter F. Drucker

60  2689  162307  _Beyond Freedom and Dignity_, by B.F. Skinner

61  2686  12945112  _The Star and the Laurel:  The Centennial History of
Daimler, Mercedes, and Benz, 1886-1986_, by Beverly Rae Kimes

62  2676  22707774  _A Child of Fortune_, by Jeffrey St. John

63  2672  161979  _Eleanor and Franklin:  The Story of Their Relationship_,
by Joseph P. Lash

64  2667  4957310  _Black's Law Dictionary_, by Henry Campbell Black, 5th

65  2663  8252644  _Years of Upheaval_, Henry Kissinger

66  2657  287279  _The Confessions of Nat Turner_, by William Styron

67  2657  340885  _Harry S. Truman_, by Margaret Truman

68  2657  30913157  _The Bell Curve:  Intelligence and Class Structure in
American Life_, by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray

69  2655  15053078  _Lincoln:  A Photobiography_, by Russell Freedman

70  2655  9646422  _Vietnam, a History_, by Stanley Karnow

71  2652  10229876  _Lincoln:  A Novel_, by Gore Vidal

72  2636  730839  _Working:  People Talk About What They Do All Day and How
They Feel About What They Do_, by Studs Terkel

73  2632  892340  _All the President's Men_, by Carl Bernstein and Bob

74  2626  17952931  _The First Salute_, by Barbara W. Tuchman

75  2623  269102  _American Authors, 1600-1900:  A Biographical Dictionary
of American Literature_, edited by Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft

76  2620  3730647  _Chesapeake_, James A. Michener

77  2616  23016353  _Backlash:  The Undeclared War Against American Women_,
by Susan Faludi

78  2614  22490404  _A History of the Arab
Peoples_, by Albert Hourani

79  2614  192333  _The Guns of August_, by Barbara W. Tuchman

80  2613  5673886  _Free to Choose:  A Personal Statement_, by Milton and
Rose Friedman

81  2607  87496  _Future Shock_, by Alvin Toffler

82  2603  17650532  _The Power of Myth_, by Joseph Campbell, with Bill

83  2593  4804279  _Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient:
Reflections on Healing and Regeneration_, by Norman Cousins

84  2591  9480885  _The Visual Display of Quantitative Information_, by
Edward R. Tufte

85  2584  7459948  _Famous First Facts:  A Record of First Happenings,
Discoveries, and Inventions in American History_, by Joseph Nathan Kane, 4th

86  2582  12103258  _Guide to Reference Books_, edited by Eugene P. Sheehy,
10th ed.

87  2581  13455507  _The Story of English_, by Robert McCrum, William Cran,
and Robert MacNeil

88  2580  13328078  _Encyclopedia of the American Constitution_, by Leonard
W. Levy, editor in chief

89  2580  5831733  _The Real War_, by Richard Nixon

90  2576  272137  _A Thousand Days:  John F. Kennedy in the White House_, by
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

91  2570  475124  _The Death of a President_, November 20-November 25, 1963,
by William Manchester

92  2570  4641874  _The Powers That Be_, by David Halberstam

93  2568  13186508  _The Triumph of Politics:  How the Reagan Revolution
Failed_, by David A. Stockman

94  2568  15198290  _Owl Moon_, by Jane Yolen

95  2565  8280571  _The Fate of the Earth_, by Jonathan Schell

96  2564  13821695  _The Fatal Shore_, Robert Hughes

97  2561  344329  _Kennedy_, by Theodore C. Sorensen

98  2559  7204546  _Theory Z:  How American Business Can Meet the Japanese
Challenge_, by William G. Ouchi

99  2559  8870495  _Keeping Faith:  Memoirs of a President_, by Jimmy Carter

100  2557  1370091  _Breach of Faith:  The Fall of Richard Nixon_, by
Theodore H. White

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a
nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization
whose computer network and services link more than 34,000 libraries in 67
countries and territories.  OCLC is dedicated to the public purposes of
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Roland Hjerppe                  Director of libraries
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