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  1. Jan 2023
    1. Since such collections often hold a large amount of material thatcan be described or referred to in various ways, scholars designate a givenitem with a shelf mark or a call number. An item is usually placed with otheritems in a folder, a volume, or a box, and its shelf mark will identify thelibrary, the collection, the folder (or volume, box, etc.), and the number ofthe item within the folder.4



  2. Aug 2021
    1. Up to 1200 the contents list of a monastic library was usually merely an inventory: it marked the presence of a book, but not its location. The later Middle Ages saw a surge of real catalogues, listing books and their location. Some of these catalogues were written out in books (as we will see in a moment), while others were pasted to the wall in the library.