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A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library

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Author: Melvil Dewey
Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,895 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.6
LoC Category: ZA
Downloads: 666
Added to site: 2005.06.03
mnybks.net#: 10541
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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itle catalogue. The custom of giving full titles, etc., under authors, and only references or very brief titles under subjects, has been reversed. A reader seeking a book of a known author, in the vast majority of cases, wants simply the number by which to call for it, and can find it much sooner in a brief title catalogue. In the rare cases where more is needed the class number refers instantly to all these facts on the cards. On the other hand, a reader seeking books on a known subject, needs the full title, imprint, cross-references, and notes, to enable him to choose the book best suited to his wants.

The Subject Catalogue is a full title Shelf List on cards and is for the use of the public. The Shelf List is a short title Subject Catalogue in book form, made of separate sheets laced into an Emerson binder, and is for official use. We thus have without extra labor, both full and short title Subject Catalogues and Shelf Lists. The public Authors' Catalogue is a printed volume; the offi

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