Manual of Book Classification and Display : For Public Libraries book cover
1st Edition

Manual of Book Classification and Display
For Public Libraries

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ISBN 9781032131740
June 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1946, lays out the tools a librarian has to organize books for use and to make them productive. The methods of classing, cataloguing, indexing, personal guidance, display and publicity are directed to one end, the making know of books and their contents.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Display by Formal Classification  1. Function of Classification in Revealing Knowledge in Books  2. Function of Classification in Displaying Books  3. Practice of Classification: Relations with Cataloguing and Display, Preparatory Reading and Schemes  4. Practice of Classification: Rules and Codes  Part 2. Display for Particular Purposes  5. The Home Reading Library as an Exhibition of Books  6. General Reference Libraries  7. Special Libraries  8. Entrance, Corridor and Window Displays  Part 3. Display by Selective Processes  9. Classification and Display in Relation to Bookstock  10. Home Reading Books in Retirement  11. Rotation of Stock  Part 4. Practical Display  12. Organisation, Methods and Materials

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Ernest A. Savage