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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. Excerpt: ...in such case. Simply to know the rule as laid down in some code or text-book is not sufficient. One should understand the different possible orders and test the catalogue to see which has been followed. The object of the cataloguer in every case, of course, has been to make his list easy to consult, and the variations are due to differences of opinion with regard to the easiest and simplest arrangement. The same may be said with regard to other rules of arrangement and style as laid down in codes of cataloguing--variations are due to genuine difference of opinion about what will make the use of the catalogue easy for the consulter; although sometimes it seems as if the opinion of the expert had been biased by desire for technical uniformity in his system. There is no space here to do more than indicate a few of the most important items regarding which cataloguers have made rules and some of the chief variations between different systems of rules. A surprisingly large number of these deal with the form in which an author's name is to be entered. Authors frequently change their names--women by marriage, foreigners by assuming a title, anyone by dropping forenames or hyphenating two elements of the name. It matters little which name shall be used, but it does matter vitally that some one form shall be selected for use and adhered to; otherwise an author's works will be entered in different parts of the same list. Of course, there will be cross references to the form adopted from all other forms, and therefore to save the trouble of turning pages uselessly the form adopted should be the one most familiar to users of the catalogue. Names beginning with a prefix cause much trouble, and rules for entering them are various. Where the name is foreign, the foreign usage...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
  • 1236666941
  • 9781236666949