I’ve decided to begin collecting a list of library words which sound dirty but aren’t.
From the ODLIS (that’s the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science, of course):
The idea that two scholarly papers containing a citation in common are bibliographically related in a way that is likely to be of interest to researchers. A similar relationship, called co-citation coupling, is established between two or more documents when they are both cited in a third. Citation indexing is based on the principle of bibliographic coupling. Synonymous with citation coupling
Two or more documents cited in a third! Steamy!
And the Jamie Lee Curtis of libraries, the
A term coined by Crystal Graham, serials librarian at the University of California, San Diego, in reference to a publication in any medium that has characteristics of both monographs and serials. Most are complete in one part but have the potential to continue. Their defining characteristic is “updatability.” Examples include loose-leaf services, databases, Web sites, and some electronic journals. Beginning in 1995, reconsideration of issues related to seriality resulted in a new model, dividing the bibliographic universe into finite resources and continuing resources, a more accurate reflection of changing patterns in publishing. This new distinction has been adopted in AACR2 2002.
Kind of a dull definition for such a racy term, right?
Help me build my list! Can you think of any more?