From Publishers Weekly
Coblentz, a special collection cataloger at the New York Public Library, shares a librarian's tips on how to organize a home library in this slim, practical guide. The volume includes instructions on how to evaluate books and the space available to house them, how to classify the books to suit individual needs and how to create a library catalog. She also offers handy advice on maintaining and expanding a personal collection. (An accompanying CD offers software to aid in the classifying and cataloging of books.) Coblentz's fastidious methods and suggestions will appeal most to serious collectors, who would like to replicate a professional-style library at home and are willing to set aside the time to number their bookshelves and wash their hands before they pick up their favorite volumes.
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About the Author
Kathie Coblentz is Special Collections Cataloger at the New York Public Library.