Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue, Part 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891 - 140 pages
 

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Page 8 - OBJECTS. 1. To enable a person to find a book of which either (A) the author"] (B) the title )> is known. (c) the subject J 2. To show what the library has (D) by a given author (E) on a given subject (F) in a given kind of literature.
Page 41 - The Alpine Journal ; A Record of Mountain Adventure and Scientific Observation. By Members of the Alpine Club.
Page 109 - When two vowels come together, each one is sounded, though the result, when spoken quickly, is sometimes scarcely to be distinguished from a single sound, as in ai, au, ei.
Page 100 - The Talmud and Koran (and parts of them) are to be entered under those words ; the sacred books of other religions are to be entered under the names by which they are generally known ; references to be given from the names of editors, translators, etc.
Page 46 - Enter a work under its subject-heading, not under the heading of a class which includes that subject. Ex. Put Lady Cust's book on "The cat...
Page 8 - To enable a person to find a book of which either (A) the author ^ (B) the title )- is known. (c) the subject J 2. To show what the library has (D) by a given author (E) on a given subject (F) in a given kind of literature. 3. To assist in the choice of a book (G) as to its edition (bibliographically). (H) as to its character (literary or topical).
Page 51 - E. g., it will not do to confound works on the vegetable kingdom with works on vegetables, in the sense of kitchen-garden plants; the first would be properly entered under Botany. Ottley's "Italian school of design" or a work on " Wagner and his school" are not to be put under Schools.
Page 110 - Russians use the corresponding letter, though they pronounce ef and of (in the nominative cases) . But in the last syllable of family names, similarly pronounced, of and ef may be used, because the Russians sign their names off and eff when using roman characters. The last /, which they use, may be omitted as being plainly not required to express the sound, and not corresponding to the Russian character. Kh represents the full guttural, which the Germans make ch and the Spanish j in Slavic and Oriental...
Page 27 - Bodies of men are to be considered as authors of works published in their name or by their authority. The chief difficulty with regard to bodies of men is to determine (1) what their names are and (2) whether the name or some other word shall be the heading. In regard to (2) the catalogues hitherto published may be regarded as a series of experiments. No satisfactory usage has as yet been established. Local names have always very strong claims to be headings...
Page 57 - The dictionary catalog sets out with another object and a different method, but having attained that object facility of reference is at liberty to try to secure some of the advantages of classification and system in its own way.