On the Construction of Catalogues of Libraries: And of a General Catalogue; and Their Publication by Means of Separate, Stereotyped Titles. With Rules and Examples

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Smithsonian Institution, 1852 - 78 стор.
 

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Сторінка 7 - He should be a man of sufficient learning, accuracy and fidelity, to apply the rules. In cases of doubt, reference should be made to the central establishment to which the whole work should be submitted, page by page, for examination and revision. Thus we should have all our catalogues formed substantially on one plan. Now, even if the plan adopted were that of the worst of our catalogues, if all were on the same plan, this uniformity would render catalogues, thus made, far more useful than the present...
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Сторінка 7 - ... that 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...
Сторінка 3 - As a remedy for this evil, it is proposed to STEREOTYPE THE TITLES SEPARATELY, and to preserve the plates or blocks, 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 new titles, be avoided.
Сторінка 6 - 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 3 - ... 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 new titles, be avoided. Some of the great .difficulties, which have so long oppressed and discouraged librarians, and involved libraries in enormous expenses, may be thus overcome.
Сторінка 6 - It can hardly be necessary for me to dwell at length upon the benefits to be expected from a general printed catalogue of all books in the public libraries of America. By means of it every student in America would have the means of knowing the full extent of his resources for investigation.
Сторінка 1 - ... and which have led or are leading to a common abandonment of the hope of affording guides so important to the literary accumulations of the larger libraries of Europe. It is, of course, entirely practicable to publish a complete and satisfactory catalogue of a library which is stationary. But most public libraries are constantly and rapidly increasing. This circumstance, so gratifying on every other account, is the cause of the difficulties to which I have alluded. While the catalogue of such...

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