The Library of Congress and Its Work

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1907 - 21 pages
 

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Page 11 - The system of classification thus far applied is one devised from a comparison of existing schemes (including the "decimal" and the "expansive"), and a consideration of the particular conditions in this Library, the character of its present and probable collections, and of its probable use.
Page 20 - The publications issued by the Library are numerous and include: Annual reports, showing the progress of the Library. Bibliographies, exhaustive statements of the literature of certain subjects, eg, Philippine Islands. Reference lists, containing principal references to questions of current interest, eg, trusts, subsidies, railroads. Catalogues, lists of special collections in the Library of Congress, eg , Hubbard collection of engravings, Washington MSS.
Page 11 - Expansive') and a consideration of the particular conditions In this library, the character of Its present and probable collections, and its probable use. It Is assumed that the departments of history, political and social science, and certain others -will be unusually large.
Page 11 - A General works— polygraphy B Philosophy— religion C History— auxiliary sciences D History and topography (except America) EF America G Geography— anthropology H Social sciences J Political science K Law L Education M Music N Fine arts P Language and literature Q Science R Medicine S Agriculture— plant and animal industry T Technology U Military science V Naval science Z Bibliography and library...
Page 19 - Library. 5. If the book is in the National Library, if it is a book which it is not the duty of the local library to supply, if it is not at the moment needed in Washington, and if it is transportable: it may, very probably, upon application, be lent to the local library for his use. A system of inter-library loan may thus enable the unusual book at Washington to render a service in any part of the United States. There are...
Page 11 - It has selected for the symbols to denote them: (1) for the classes, a capital letter or a double letter; (2) for the subclasses, these letters combined with a numeral in ordinary sequence. Provision for the insertion of future groups is: (1) in intervening numbers as yet unused; (2) in the use of decimals.
Page 11 - It has sought rather convenient sequence of the various groups, considering them as groups of books, not as groups of mere subjects. It has sought to avoid technical, foreign, or unusual terms in the designation of these groups. It has selected for the symbols to denote them: (1) for the classes, a capital letter or a double letter; (2) for the subclasses, these letters combined with a numeral in ordinary sequence. Provision for the insertion of future groups is: (1) in intervening numbers as yet...
Page 18 - ... collection of strictly law books in the world. It includes the most complete single collection Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington of Yearbooks (reports of the cases decided in the English courts during the reigns from Edward I to Henry VIII), many early editions of the classical treatises on Angle-American law, an almost complete collection of the first editions of the session laws of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and it is developing a good working collection of the modern law literature of...
Page 17 - Rimsky-Korsakow, Arensky, Scriabine, Rachmaninow, Moussorgsky, JPE and Emil Hartmann, Gade, Grieg, Sinding, Sjoegren, Stenhammar, Peterson-Berger, Nielsen, Sibelius, Parry, Mackenzie, Stanford, Coleridge-Taylor, Elgar, Bantock, etc., etc. 3. Nearly all the serial publications of a historical character. 4. A notable collection of rare historical and theoretical books on music printed before 18oo and a rapidly increasing collection of old music. 5. A comprehensive collection of "Current" books on the...
Page 12 - America G Geography— anthropology H Social sciences J Political science K Law L Education M Music N Fine arts P Language and literature Q Science R Medicine S Agriculture— plant and animal industry T Technology U Military science V Naval science Z Bibliography and library science...

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