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Summary

The Editors' Introduction provides a brief historical background by mentioning Librarian Charles Coffin Jewett's conflict with Secretary Joseph Henry in the 1850's, and summarizes Jewett's views regarding cataloging systems. Three "Further Reading" sources are listed.

Author

Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868

Co-editor

  • Carpenter, Michael
  • Svenonius, Elaine

Subject

  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

The titled article following the Editors' Introduction is reprinted from Charles C. Jewett, "On the Construction of Catalogues of Libraries and of a General Catalogue and Their Publication by Means of Separate, Stereotyped Titles with Rules and Examples," 2d ed. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1853), p. 3-19.

Contained within

Foundations of Cataloging: A Sourcebook (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1985

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Library science
  • Controversies
  • Secretaries
  • Cataloging
  • Libraries

Physical description

pages 48-61

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