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Re: Organizing a small library
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Organizing a small library
- From: Wayne Batcheler <webatcheler@JUNO.COM>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 01:40:11 EDT
- Message-Id: <199709120538.WAA13176@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
On Thu, 11 Sep 1997 12:12:52 -0700, David Glover wrote:
>I have been casually collecting books on and about
>typography/typesetting/typefounding for a long time (about 30 years).
>This summer I carefully entered the titles into a database and did a
>sort by author and diligently shelved my type books by author (I have
>about 2,000 typographic titles). Well...it doesn't function too well. I
>can't seem to find what I am looking for ....
> Any suggestions about organizing small collections like mine.
I once heard Terry Bellanger (now at U. Virginia) give a very amusing
talk about the organization of a personal library. He may have published
it somewhere. Included were such principles as shelving by size and other
physical attributes of the books.