Library Work Volume 1-5

Library Work Volume 1-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... our books are merely collections of magazine articles by the same author or on the same subject.... The magazine represents Intellectual acth itv in Its terminal bud. Its function Is to work over old plots into new stories, to rewrite biography and hlstoiy in accordance with the tastes of the times, to resurrect forgotten truths, to make crude information palatable, to convert abstract science into applied science, to throw a searchlight into dark corners of the earth and dark spots of our civilization, to start new movements and to guide old ones, to wake up people who are asleep by sounding the burglar alarm, to twist around the heads of those who are looking backward over their shoulder; In short, to inspire, to Instruct and to Interest." Periodicals; their value and use. (Leaflet no. 3.) T. I2p. pa. Iowa lib. com. Progressive index to periodicals. H. A. Twort. Croydon Crank. 1: 31-2. A p.'08. A plea for libraries to make their own Indexes to periodicals. "An Index can easily be made l.y marking with the classification numbers the articles in all the magazines as they are received. The titles can then be tvped or written onto slips in the catalog form, and the slips can be arranged In the same order as the classified catalog and placed on a la: ge notice board at the entrance to the magazine room. This board should have a series of pockets Into which the s'lps can be placed with the tit'es visible. It should be labelled 'Contents of the monthly magazines.' or 'An index to current periodicals' and should be In as prominent a position as possible. As the Index Is only to the 'Current magazines' the slips are removed from the hoard at the end of each month and the new slips substituted. The old slips as they Periodicals--Continued....show more

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  • Paperback | 642 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,129g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494873
  • 9781236494870