Rules for a Dictionary Catalog

Rules for a Dictionary Catalog

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...however, of double entry. If merely the name of the particular author or authors referred to under any subject be inserted in the reference, the whole difficulty vanishes. Ex. Gothic architecture. Various titles. See also Spain; Architecture (street). It is to be noted that herein Short has a great advantage; it does not lose so much by double entry and can afford to make it in many cases where Medium must for economy put the reader to some trouble. The notes, too, in such catalogs as the Quincy, or the Boston Public Library history-list, afford a convenient way of briefly inserting considerable double entry where it is thought expedient without any apparent inconsistency. 177. If a book purports to treat of several distinct subjects, which together make the whole or a great part of one more general, it may be put either under each of the special subjects, or under the general subject, and in the latter case it may or may not have analytical references from the specific subjects, according as the treatises are more or less distinct and more or less important. It also belongs to the class Portraits, but that is in the Form-catalog, not the Subject-catalog. Ex. "Travels in North and South America" should be entered under America; travels in half a dozen of the United States may be put under United States or under the section (West, South, etc.) that contains the States traveled in. "A treatise on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics," which might be put under each of those four headings, ought rather to be entered under Medicine, in which case, if the separate parts are by different authors, analyticals might very well be made under the four headings; and at any rate an analytical under the first would...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988795
  • 9781236988799