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 - 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...
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. 3. To assist in the choice of a book (G-) as to its edition (bibliographically). (H) as to its character (literary or topical).
Page 83 - Titles to be arranged alphabetically, according to the English alphabet only (whatever be the order of the alphabet in which a foreign name might have to b'e entered in its original language) under the surname of the author, whenever it appears printed in the title, or in any other part of the book. If the name be supplied in manuscript, the work must nevertheless be considered anonymous or pseudonymous, as the case may be, and...
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 41 - The Alpine Journal ; A Record of Mountain Adventure and Scientific Observation. By Members of the Alpine Club.
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 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 51 - River (but see 18). (2) We can make our entry in (6), (c), and (d) under what we consider the most significant word of the phrase, inverting the order of the words if necessary; as Probabilities ^ instead of Theory of probabilities) ; Earth, Figure of the; Species, Origin of the, the word Origin here being by itself of no account...
Page 57 - Literary history are separated by half the length of the catalogue are a mass of utterly disconnected particles without any relation to one another, each useful in itself but only by itself. But by a well-devised network of cross-references the mob becomes an army of which each part is capable of assisting many other parts. The effective force of the catais immensely increased. 85. Make references from general subjects to their various subordinate subjects and also to co-ordinate and illustrative...