Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue, Part 2

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

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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 109 - ... 5. The broad features of the system are, that vowels are pronounced as in Italian and consonants as in English. 6. One accent only is used the acute to denote the syllable on which stress is laid.
Page 52 - Solar system System. Suspended animation Animation. Zodiacal light Light. Another objection is that in most cases the noun expresses a class, the adjective limits the noun, and makes the name that of a subclass (as International law, Remittent disease...
Page 105 - Latinized. 32 English and French surnames beginning with a prefix or prefixes are to be recorded under the first prefix, and surnames in other languages under the word following the last prefix except that French names beginning with de or d' are to be entered under the word following de or d'.
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 50 - But the scientific may be preferable when the common name is ambiguous, or of ill-defined extent. (b) is most used in other catalogs. (c) has fewest meanings other than the sense in which it is to be employed. (d) comes first in the alphabet, so that the reference from the other can be made to the exact page of the catalog. (e) brings the subject into the neighborhood of other related subjects.
Page 46 - ... specific" rule in regard to them they must attain a certain individuality as objects of inquiry, and be given some sort of name, otherwise we must assign them class-entry. And it is not always easy to decide what is a distinct subject. Many catalogues have a heading Preaching.
Page 24 - De Morgan writes in the preface to his " Arithmetical Books " " I have not attempted to translate the names of those who wrote in Latin at a time when that language was the universal medium of communication. I consider that the Latin name is that which the author has left to posterity, and that the practice of retaining it is convenient, as marking, to a certain extent, the epoch of his writings, and as being the appellation by which his contemporaries and successors cite him.
Page 79 - They should be brief and pointed. Perhaps after this direction it is necessary to add that they should be true. 4. To lay out courses of reading for that numerous class who are desirous of "improving their minds...
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.