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This essay points out that inconsistencies in the assignment of subject headings and call number can lead to failure to retrieve relevant materials from our libraries. Today it is frequently asserted that bibliographic records cataloged by the Library of Congress or other approved libraries will not require review or editing in our local libraries. This paper provides clear, but by no means unique examples of "cataloging failure" and explains the implications of a policy to add unediteddoi:10.31046/tl.v8i2.401 fatcat:llt4zcdpbrgt7kiz6cmhjxmwze