Why bother?

We all know the LC is putting weblinks in their records.  For the most part the link leads to a publisher description, a table of contents, or information about the author or contributor.  Great.

Sometimes however, I have to wonder if LC has some surplus time to waste.  I downloaded one of their records today that had a marc tag 856 that stated Table of Contents only with a link.  The link lead to this information:

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
This is NOT the first time I have seen this. 
What purpose can this possibly serve ????

One response to “Why bother?

  1. It’s not that they are wasting time but probably just not spending time looking over machine generated notes. They expect some problems. They warn that there might be problems. I am not necessarily endorsing it, just attempting to explain it. Could you send the LC record permalink?

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