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- Preparation of entries
- Filing of entries
- ALA rules for filing catalogue cards.
- British Standards Institution’s Alphabetical arrangement.
- Indian Standards Institution’s practice for Alphabetical arrangement.
- Ranganathan’s Classified catalogue code also includes filing rules.
- Ranganathan’s filing rules given in his Classified catalogue code, 5th ed.
- ALA rules for filing catalogue cards, 2nd ed.
2. Meaning of Filing of Entries
- Classified arrangement of entries.
- Alphabetical arrangement of entries.
3. Classified Arrangement of Entries as given by Ranganathan
- Classified part
- Alphabetical part
- Main Entries
- Cross Reference Entries
AGRAWAL (Shyam Narain) (1941).
Life of Ram Prakash Goel.
Collected works. P 289-93.
Collected works. P 289-93.
Introduction to library science.
4. Alphabetical Arrangement & Alphabetization
4.1 Basic Principles of Alphabetization
- Letter by letter arrangement: It is also named as ‘All – through arrangement’. In this arrangement a letter is taken as an entity for the arrangement and no importance is given to any other point.
- Word by word arrangement: It is also named as ‘Nothing before something’. In this arrangement the word is taken as an entity for the order of arrangement.
- Gestalt alphabetization
- All through alphabetization
5. Ranganathan’s Rules for Alphabetical Arrangement
- Section space;
- Full stop;
- Numerals in their natural sequence;
- Words in Roman (alphabets);
- Words in italics or underlined words;
- The word ‘and’ or its substitute semi colon; and
6. ALA Rules for Filing Catalogue Cards
6.1 Basic Order
6.2 Alphabetical Arrangement
- Disregard punctuation marks that are part of title or corporate name (P. 8).
6.3 Special Rules
6.4 Order of Entries
- Collection of all or almost all works of an author.
- Collection of selected works of an author.
- Single works of an author
- Single works of an author arranged in chronological order.
- Collection of works of an author in chronological order.
- Single surname entries, arranged alphabetically by forenames.
- All other entries, arrange alphabetically ‘word by word’, disregarding kind of entry, form heading, and punctuation (P. 93).
- Author (main and / or added entry)
- Subject, without subdivision
- Subject, with subdivision
- Author (main and / or added entry) without subheading.
- Subject without subdivision and identical title added entries; interfiled and subarranged alphabetically by their main entries.
- Name with corporate name and/or subject subdivisions, the subdivision interfiled alphabetically with each other and with titles, etc., disregarding punctuation; each corporate author heading followed by its non subject entries (P. 93-94).
- Author (main and / or added entry) without subheading, subarranged by titles according to Rule 26.
- Subject without subdivision, and identical title added entries, interfiled and subarranged alphabetically by their main entries.
- Name with corporate and/or subject subdivisions, the subdivisions interfiled alphabetically with each other and with titles, longer corporate names beginning with the same words, etc. disregarding punctuations; each corporate author heading followed by its own subject entries.