On the Construction of Catalogues of Libraries

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Smithsonian Institution, 1853 - 96 стор.

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Сторінка 5 - ... in alphabetical order of the titles ; so as to be able readily to insert additional titles in their proper places, and then to reprint the whole catalogue. By these means, the chief cost of re-publication — that of composition, together with the trouble of revision and correction of the press, would, except for the new titles, be avoided.
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Сторінка 6 - Institution. 5. Every library uniting in this plan to have the right of using all the titles in the possession of the...
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Сторінка 9 - ... cherished dream of scholars — a universal catalogue. If the system should be successful in this country it may eventually be so in every country of Europe. When all shall have adopted and carried out the plan each for itself, the aggregate of the general catalogues thus formed, few in number, will embrace the whole body of literature extant, and from them it will be no impossible task to digest and publish a universal bibliography. How much this would promote the progress of knowledge by showing...
Сторінка 3 - ... in the library. He cannot be certain, even then, that the book is not in the collection, for it may have been received since the last appendix was printed. Supplements soon become intolerable. The whole catalogue must then be re-arranged and re-printed. The expense of this...
Сторінка 8 - Again, this general catalogue would enable purchasers of books for public libraries to consult judiciously for the wants of the country. So poor are we in the books which scholars need; so long, at best, must we remain in a condition of provincial dependence in literary matters, that a responsibility to the whole country rests upon the man who selects the books for any public library. Another important benefit of this system is that it allows us to vary the form of the catalogue at will from the...
Сторінка 4 - ... scholar consents, except from necessity. But to this alternative, grievous as it is, nearly all the large libraries of Europe have been reluctantly driven. More than a century has passed, since the printing of the catalogue of the Royal Library at Paris was commenced. It is not yet finished. No one feels in it the interest which he would, if he could hope to have its completeness sustained, when, once brought up to a given date.

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