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Cataloguing and Classification in a Modern Law School Library, 25 Law Library Journal 41 (1932)


Suppose that you, a law librarian, were asked the question, What is the best plan for cataloguing and classifying a law library, just being organized, which however, will grow by leaps and bounds and become one of the largest in the world ? Would you be prepared to answer? Suppose that the library already numbered 100,000 volumes, was growing at the rate of ten thousand volumes a year, was expected in your own time to reach 400,000 volumes, had outgrown its present catalogue and classification scheme, and was in constant use by an active body of professors and students,-would you then know how to proceed? Suppose that this library already contained a large percentage of foreign law books and, in theoretical scope, included the legal literature of the whole world, ancient, medieval and modern. Where in library literature could you tum for precise aid in solving your problem?

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