Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A list of the books in a library in the order of their location: distinct from the accessions list, and the author and subject catalogues.
“The method is to take one division of the library at a time, and check off all books on the shelves by their numbers on the shelf-list, supplemented by careful examination of all numbers drawn out, or at bindery, or in other parts of the library.”
“The shelf catalogue (or shelf-list) is a portable one divided into sections representing the cases of shelves in the library.”
“Those found missing after a certain time should be noted on the shelf-list and accession book, and replaced, if important, after the loss is definitely assured.”
“In many instances she classifies the books, starts the accession record and shelf-list, installs a proper charging system, and teaches the librarian how to keep the necessary records.”
“This is a shelf-list designed for the use of the preceptor; just the sort of record modern librarians regard as indispensable in the administration of their libraries.”
“Secondly, our industrious monk has provided a catalogue, -- a repetition of the shelf-list, but with all the contents of each volume set out.”
“All these marks were copied in the inventory or shelf-list: first the tier letter, then the shelf number, afterwards the book number; followed by the title, the number of the leaf whence the identifying words were taken, then the identifying words, with the number of leaves in the volume, and finally the number of tracts it contains.”
“In the second part, or catalogue following the shelf-list, are set out the tier letter, shelf number, book number, short title; then the number of the folio on which each tract in a volume begins, and finally the first words of the tract itself. 4.99”
“This enables one to refer at once from the accession entry of a given book to the shelf-list entry of the same book.”
“Card catalog rules; accessions-book rules; shelf-list rules; Library”
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