Transactions and Proceedings of the Library Association of the United Kingdom Volume 1

Transactions and Proceedings of the Library Association of the United Kingdom Volume 1

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...great care, the papers would be torn out from the strings, the inner sheets would be loose, not having been caught hold of, or the strings might give way and the whole work have to be done again. But besides the insecurity, there was another very serious objection to this plan, and that was what I may term its orientalism--beginning at the wrong end. It is the characteristic of an Englishman that he likes everything straightforward; any retrograde movement is at all times grating to his feelings. Now in this mode of filing the papers the last issue having to be put upon the top, in referring to the file you would have to work backwards, the first paper being last and the last first. Seeing the inconvenience and objections which attached to this plan, I made inquiry at other institutions as to their mode of filing their papers; but all seemed to be open to objections on some point or other. In some places the month's papers were simply tied up in brown paper, dated, and put away upon a shelf; in others they were strung somewhat as I have described, and in several no file at all was preserved. I then felt that my only remedy was to devise some scheme which would combine what I considered to be the essential points to be attained. I will now endeavour to explain to you the plan, which, as I have already observed, I have had in use above twenty years. The first thing required isastrong, firmlymade portfolio, like the one exhibited, rather larger than the paper to be filed, with eight eyelet-holes at the back--four on each side. Through these holes a common bootlace is passed, crossing from side to side so as to form, inside the folio, four cross bands to which the papers are stitched every morning. Thus they are at once secured, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570316
  • 9781236570314