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A Handbook of Classification and Cataloguing for School and College Librarians

A Handbook of Classification and Cataloguing for School and College Librarians

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By Margaret S. Taylor
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1939, deals with the elements of classification and cataloguing from the school library point of view. The Dewey, Cheltenham and Bliss schemes are fully examined and there is a chapter on the practical application of classification in the library. There are simplified ...

A Manual of Cataloguing and Indexing

A Manual of Cataloguing and Indexing

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By J. Henry Quinn, H.W. Acomb
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1933, shows the more common difficulties in constructing library entries for author single-entries with references, and author-entries with added entries. These basic principles of cataloguing practice offer valuable advice to the cataloguer of books....

A Manual of Children's Libraries

A Manual of Children's Libraries

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By W.C. Berwick Sayers
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1932, is a guide to the details required of a successful children’s library, not just the books and catalogue, but also the different staffing needs of a collection aimed purely at children....

A Manual of Library Routine

A Manual of Library Routine

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By W.E. Doubleday
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1933, addresses the ‘routine’ in library work: administration, organization, book selection and classification and cataloguing, as well as the office work, room supervision, shelf tidying and registration of borrowers, among others....

A Primer of Librarianship

A Primer of Librarianship

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Edited By W.E. Doubleday
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1931, presents a survey of librarianship by some of its leading theorists of the early twentieth century, a time of rapid library expansion following the Library Act of 1919. The entire field of Library service was undergoing review and experiment, with little ...

A Student's Manual of Bibliography

A Student's Manual of Bibliography

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By Arundell Esdaile, Roy Stokes
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1931, first examines the many processes that go to the making of a book – paper, printing, illustration and binding – then lists with running commentary 300 or so important works of reference, and an account of the principles and arrangements of bibliographies....

Commercial and Technical Libraries

Commercial and Technical Libraries

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By J.P. Lamb
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1955, deals in detail with history, planning, furnishing, staffing, book stocks, patents and trade marks, administration and methods used to collect and present information to commercial houses and producing firms....

Fundamentals of Librarianship An Introduction for the Use of Candidates Preparing for the Entrance Examination of the Library Association

Fundamentals of Librarianship: An Introduction for the Use of Candidates Preparing for the Entrance Examination of the Library Association

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By Duncan Gray
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1949, grew out of a series of talks to young librarians preparing for the entrance exam of the Library Association, and the syllabus for this exam was used to provide section and chapter headings. The different types of library call for differing methods of ...

Fundamentals of Practical Cataloguing

Fundamentals of Practical Cataloguing

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By Margaret S. Taylor
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1948, lays out the basic precepts for the useful cataloguing of a library’s collection. With catalogues being first compiled to serve as records of stock – a practice dating back to ancient Egypt – modern developments have updated the methods for doing so, for instance...

Library Co-operation in the British Isles

Library Co-operation in the British Isles

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By Luxmoore Newcombe
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1937, examines the principles and practicalities of inter-library loans of books – making available to readers elsewhere otherwise idle books. Initially done on an ad-hoc basis, modern ideas and developments have led to a modern generation of librarians whose first aim...

Library Manuals Comprising The Library Association Series of Library Manuals and The Practical Library Handbooks

Library Manuals: Comprising The Library Association Series of Library Manuals and The Practical Library Handbooks

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By Various
December 15, 2021

This set, comprising out-of-print titles from The Library Association Series of Library Manuals and The Practical Library Handbooks, is a key guide to the early modernisation of librarianship. Systems set up then are still in use today, giving the books practical use today, as well as providing a ...

Local Library Collections

Local Library Collections

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By W.C. Berwick Sayers
December 15, 2021

This book, first published in 1939, looks at the collecting, conserving and use of the materials of local history, collected in local libraries. It examines the methods of arranging, cataloguing and displaying such materials as prints, photographs and maps, as well as official papers, manuscripts ...

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