Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In library-cataloguing, a particular number (or a number and a letter) designating the book in its proper sequence in the smallest division to which it belongs.

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Examples

  • The occasional marginal subject-headings and the book-number at the top of each leaf are likewise in gold.

    Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University

  • The fractions refer to books in your library -- the numerator being the book-number, the denominator referring to the page.

    The Art of Public Speaking

  • Enter in the bindery-book consecutive bindery number, book-number, author, title, binding to be used, date sent to bindery, date returned from bindery, and cost of binding.

    A Library Primer

  • This result is best secured by adding to the class-mark of every book another mark, called an author-number or book-number or book-mark, made up of the first letter of the author's name and certain figures.

    A Library Primer

  • Number all books with the book-number (only numbers) or the archive-number

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Number all books with the book-number (only numbers) or the archive-number (letters and signs are allowed).

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  • thx Reese. *takes another toke on the peace pipe* :D

    December 6, 2010

  • Nah. They prefer a Diet of Safflower Seeds. At least the ones around here do.

    December 5, 2010

  • I've heard some birds prefer a Diet of Worms. Cardinals, perhaps?

    December 5, 2010

  • They can't say, marky. Otherwise it wouldn't be a secret.

    I have my diety moments, but today I'd go for some fufluns.

    *thoroughly sanitizes mug, then accepts umbrage from very tidy Black-Capped Chickadee*

    December 5, 2010

  • *contemplates worshipping a diety*

    December 5, 2010

  • this brings up an interesting notion actually.. do librarians have a secret society where they worship dieties and practice rituals? if not, they should.

    December 5, 2010

  • unless you're both located inside of a library of course, then it's ok. .. are ya with me'?

    December 5, 2010

  • The cup should be perfectly dry, and devoid of fingerprints.
    But let's return to *the library*.

    December 5, 2010

  • *no soap scum*
    *waits in tedium*

    December 5, 2010

  • *returns cup to reseetee's Trees! list*
    *pays close attention to the soap reesetee uses to wash out the cup*

    December 5, 2010

  • Thanks!
    *adds "...rum" to get to the "...rim" of the cup in the previous comment*
    Okay. All caught up!

    December 5, 2010

  • Marky's right, Pro. If one talks about it, one doesn't know what one's talking about.

    *hands ruzuzu the mug with the Black-Capped Chickadee perched on the rim*

    December 5, 2010

  • ...run

    December 5, 2010

  • ...pun

    December 5, 2010

  • ...put

    December 5, 2010

  • ...but

    December 5, 2010

  • ...gut

    December 5, 2010

  • ...git

    December 5, 2010

  • ...fit

    December 5, 2010

  • fif

    December 5, 2010

  • First Rule of Library Club.. Do not talk about the Library.

    December 4, 2010

  • reesetee, what's this Librarian's Rule you mentioned?

    December 4, 2010

  • Yes, please. Can I have that mug with the bird on it?

    December 4, 2010

  • Sure! I'll send Edward Rondthaler's spirit out with a tray. Cream & sugar?

    December 4, 2010

  • Thanks, reesetee.

    Um. It's kinda cold out here--could we have some tea, too?

    December 4, 2010

  • Oh, such a wily ruzuzu. I wondered how those agents could have scarfed down so many grass-stained fufluns....

    Oh, and ptero: Librarians Rule. :-)

    December 3, 2010

  • yo Pro & Reese, he passed at 104 in 2009. RIP Edward Rondthaler.. your spirit lives on through Wordnik / Wordie and the internets in general. ;)

    December 3, 2010

  • Ah, reesetee, you are a worthy opponent. Bravo! You've found me out. My ointmenting of fufluns was all just an elaborate ruse. I'm not actually an agent of FIFA... I work for Fuflun Bakeries International. We had received some reports of unauthorized fuflun sprinkling... we're collecting those fufluns on your lawn as evidence.

    December 3, 2010

  • I want to have tea with Edward Rondthaler. Is he still around?

    "I wasn't the one who...." was meant as a joke. :-) But now that you mention it, hernesheir, I too was involved in some FBI rare book theft nonsense involving a Shakespeare First Folio and other literary jewels.

    Although I wasn't the guilty party, I'm pretty sure that the FBI still knows where I live. I occasionally toss fufluns out on the lawn because their agents huddled in the darkened car across the street always seem hungry.

    December 3, 2010

  • Ha! I KNEW!

    December 3, 2010

  • FIFA

    December 3, 2010

  • You see where this is headed, don't you... Mr. Prolagus? Bwohahahaha.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Fife.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Wife.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Wire.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Fire.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Fir.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Fix.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Fox.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Box.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Pox.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Pow.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...How.

    December 3, 2010

  • ...Cow.

    December 3, 2010

  • marky - 102?
    ...Wow.

    December 3, 2010

  • I've worked in many a library - but never for one... I've slept in a few as well ;-)

    December 3, 2010

  • Luckyyyyyyyyyyyyy! *turns green*

    December 3, 2010

  • *raises hand*

    Professional librarian here. I got my Library Science degree not too long ago, and am currently working at a lovely little college library in Virginia.

    Librarianship is the best job EVER.

    December 2, 2010

  • omg. thx for filling me in on the dark underworld of the library stacks and rare books theft department. sounds intriguing.

    unrelated: just rediscovered this guy again after several months..
    Edward Rondthaler

    December 2, 2010

  • "I wasn't the one who..." A person who was cutting and stealing rare maps and things from rare books and map collections, since caught and prosecuted...

    December 2, 2010

  • *raises hand* I've worked in libraries but not the kind you're talking about.

    what are you guys talking bout? (I wasn't the one who...)

    December 2, 2010

  • I wasn't the one who... and I know of what you mean. I did meet a NYC bookdealer, who had a fine story to tell about book theft and fraud involving the FBI and his help in setting up the "sting", and I met a forger/rare books and mss. collector/dealer on several occasions, before his bombing spree landed him in prison.

    December 2, 2010

  • *raises hand*

    Hernesheir, I too worked in the rare books department of a prominent university research library. Were you the one who....

    Well, never mind. Does it count if I worked for a rare book dealer for five torturous years? (The books were rare; the dealer was rather commonplace.)

    December 2, 2010

  • Milosrdenstvi, you're hilarious. :-)

    December 1, 2010

  • And by "a," of course, I mean "a."

    December 1, 2010

  • Define: What you have to pay when you return your books late.

    December 1, 2010

  • You'd be surprised at the sheer number of collectors, libraries, museums, and other entities that actively search out, purchase, and restore/conserve old books and printed materials.

    December 1, 2010

  • related: this is a fascinating little video on the restoration of the Archimedes Palimpsest : Ignite Show: Restoring the Archimedes Palimpsest

    December 1, 2010

  • that's neat. I always wonder what's going to happen to all these old books. eventually they'll turn to dust I presume.

    December 1, 2010

  • No codices passed my way. I became very fond of √Čtienne Press editions from the 16th century and was able to handle and collate several.

    December 1, 2010

  • which of the codexes in particular caught your interest in there?

    December 1, 2010

  • My love of books and words came from a couple of years' work as a bibliographic clerk in the rare-books section of a prominent university research library.

    December 1, 2010

  • I worked a few hours a week in the library at the Museum of Comparative Zoology one semester.

    December 1, 2010

  • Define Nihilism.

    December 1, 2010

  • yes, these are all excellent questions, and they will all be on your test at the end of your life.

    December 1, 2010

  • No! No! Define the mysteriously talented "a."

    December 1, 2010

  • Define... um... "in."

    December 1, 2010

  • Define define.

    December 1, 2010

  • Define "library".

    December 1, 2010

  • Worked means being employed by a library system, or, whatever you choose it to mean!

    December 1, 2010

  • Define "worked."

    December 1, 2010

  • I used to cover the front desk for some librarians, but it's just because I know where a lot of the books are--I've never had any formal training in library science.

    December 1, 2010

  • Hands up. Who has worked in a library?

    December 1, 2010