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Readers are more at home with a catalogue arranged alphabetically, as such cataloguesare arranged as in a dictionary. Alphabetical catalogues can be arranged in several ways,some of which are by authors, by name of persons, by title or by specific subject. These
are asked in the followingquestions.


“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” ― W.C. Fields      

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
― W.C. Fields

“In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.” – Montesquieu

NOTE: The questions are designed in a conceptual sequence. They help you build conceptual clarity.

#1. what are the three currently existing catalogue forms?

#2. What is another name for the alphabetical catalogue?

#3. Which of the following is a subject catalogue?

#4. What is the first part of the classified catalogue?

The classified catalogue is a subject catalogue, displaying entries by the class number of documents, which gives the structural order of the classification scheme used by the library.It is usually in two parts, the first being the classified part, i.e., in the order of the classnumbers of documents and the second one is an alphabetical part or index, pointing to the classified part

#5. What is the second part of the classified catalogue?

#6. What is the variety which combines the principles of alphabetical arrangement and the classified structure?

#7. The choice of a particular inner form of a catalogue for a specific library depends on......

#8. What are the different ways in which Alphabetical catalogues can be arranged?

#9. The entries of documents in author catalogues are under the name of .....

#10. The leading section of an author catalogue would be the name of ........

#11. Who is an author?

NOTE:Libraries may have author catalogues arranged in three different ways. a) There may be an exclusive author catalogue without mixing it with any other entries such as titles, subjects, series, etc. b) Author entries may form part and parcel of a dictionary catalogue. c) Author entries may form part of the alphabetical index of a classified catalogue.

#12. What are the examples of libraries using author catalogues?

#13. What is the variation and extension of an author catalogue.?

#14. Which of the following regarding Name catalogues are true?

#15. Any reader interested on the works by or on an author may find which of the following types of catalogue very useful ?


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