A Library Primer eBook

John Cotton Dana
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Store sizes Q, O, and D, in drawers of a cabinet, which may be easily removed to table, or in pigeonholes; stand the mounts on long edges, with backs to the front, so that classification and author numbers may be easily seen in turning them over.

Store size F in drawers, but lying flat.  These should be taken out of the drawer and laid on a table when being handled.  The drawers for the smaller sizes should be box-shaped, with sides cut down somewhat to allow the prints to be easily turned.  Those for the large size should have no front, but the case containing them should have doors.

Note.—­Be very careful in handling photographs never to rub or pull one over another; always turn them from side to side, like the leaves of a book.


Accession book, 33, 77; for photographs, 171; sample page, 76.

Accession number for photographs, 171; in accession book, 76-77; on shelf list, 93; on catalog cards, 95.

Accessioning photographs, 171-172.

Additions, lists of, 94, 114.

Advertising a library, 10-11, 132, 158, 170.

Advice to a librarian, 126-127.

Age limit for borrowers, 157.

Agents, see Book dealers.

Agreement blanks, 33, 119-121.

Alphabetical arrangement, dictionary catalog, 97, 102;
for photographs, 177-178.

Alphabets, 69; specimen page, 71.

Amendments to rules of library board, 145.

American catalog of books, 30.

A.L.A. catalog, 30.

American library association, fee, 152; members, 152-153; objects, 152.

Amherst summer school library class, 155.

Ancient manuscripts, collections, 170.

Annual literary index, 55.

Annual report, 146.

Antiquities, collections, 170.

Appointment of librarian, 20, 23, 25.

Appointment of library assistants, 18.

Appointment of trustees, 148.

Apprentice classes, 154.

Architecture card, author, 177; style, 177; title, 176.

Art entertainments, 129.

Art galleries, 170.

Assistant librarian, duties of, 145.

Associations, see Library associations.

Author card, 95; for architecture, 176-177; for painting and sculpture, 172-174.

Author catalog, 95-96.

Author-list, 96, 115.

Author-number explained, 91; for photographs, 178; on shelf list, 93.

Author table, see Cutter author table.

Author’s name, in accession book, 77; in catalog, 94; in shelf list, 93; on order slip, 64.

Baker, C.A., Reference books for a small library, 46-52.

Ballard’s klips, 109.

Beginning work, things needed in, 30-34.

Beginnings of the library, 9-10.

Best books (Sonnenschein), 31.

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