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Re: Organizing a small library



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.

Wayne Batcheler
New York


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