ERIC Number: ED065128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Thoughts on the History and Future of Bibliographical Description.
Foxon, David F.
The first part of this paper traces the historical origins of two current practices of bibliographical description. There is a general lack of historical knowledge of the origins of modern practice as well as an absence of rational justification which is exemplified by today's use of quasi-facsimile transcription to represent title pages. The author hopes to clarify some of the arguments about the utility of quasi-facsimile transmission and the alternative use of photographic reproductions. The second part questions some general assumptions about descriptive bibliography, but is really a plea for a form of bibliography which lies between the descriptive and the enumerative as they are conceived at present. The author then discusses his own work on a catalog of "English Verse, 1701-1750." (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
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