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Page 33 - The Alpine Journal ; A Record of Mountain Adventure and Scientific Observation. By Members of the Alpine Club.
Page 9 - 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 40 - In choosing between synonymous headings prefer the one that (a) is most familiar to that class of people who consult the library ; a natural history society will of course use the scientific name, a town library would equally of course use the popular name — Butterflies rather than Lepidoptera, Horse rather than Equus caballus.
Page 48 - Ecclesiastical* architecture, because works 011 those subjects will contain more or less on cathedrals. But so will histories of architecture and histories of English, French, German, or Spanish architecture ; so will travels in England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain. And anyone who desired to take an absolutely complete survey of the subject, or who was willing to spend unlimited time in getting information on some detail, would have to consult such books. Yet the cataloguer...
Page 10 - Author, in the narrower sense, is the person who writes a book; in a wider seuse it may be applied to him who is the cause of the book's existence by putting together the writings of several authors (usually called the editor, more properly to be called the collector).
Page 21 - Utrecht as Lord Mahon, and his Reign of Queen Anne as Earl Stanhope) ; that it separates members of the same family (Lord Chancellor Eldon would be under Eldon, and his father and all his brothers and sisters under the family name, Scott), and brings together members of different families (thus the earldom of Bath has been held by members of the families of...
Page 46 - If a book purports to treat of several subjects, which together make the whole or a great part of one more general, it may be put either under each of the. special subjects, or under the general subject, and in the latter case it may or may not have analytical references from the specific subjects, according as the treatises are more or less distinct and more or less important. Л', у., "A treatise on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics,
Page 42 - Enter a compound subject-name by its first word, inverting the phrase only when some other word is decidedly more significant or is often used alone with the same meaning as the whole name.
Page 55 - The title must not be so much shortened that the book shall be confounded with any other book of the same author or any other edition of the same book, or that it shall fail to be recognized by those who know it or have been referred to it by title, or that it shall convey a false or insufficient idea of the nature of the work. . . . On the other hand, it must not retain anything which could reasonably be inferred from the rest of the title or from its position under a given heading.
Page 39 - The only satisfactory method is double entry^ under the local and the scientific subject,— to put, for instance, a work on the geology of California under both California and Geology...

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