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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
ductions of approximately 85,000 cards. Some of these are Library
of Congress cards which Harvard has filed in its card catalog
but which do not represent copies in the Harvard collection.
Many books cataloged before 1962, especially older rabbinic
works, are listed only in the title catalog. On the other hand,
no title entry is made for works w ith non-distinctive titles. Since
at Harvard tracings, that is, indications of other entries under
which a work is listed, are recorded on the verso of the catalog
card, these are not accessible to the user of the book catalog.
The three-volume Supplement I contains records of approxi­
mately 13,000 titles on 40,000 cards, the result of cataloging work
done from December, 1967 through August, 1971. There are
three lists: classified, author and selected subjects, and titles.
Because of the elaborate classified presentation the only subjects
which have been included in the author list are personal and
corporate names as subjects. Volume 1, in addition to the classified
list, includes a main entry catalog for Judaica cataloged since
1957 at the Houghton Library, the repository for rare books in
the Harvard College Library. Entered here are some 2,300 titles.
The physical volumes of the Harvard Catalogue, 32 centimeters
high, are somewhat smaller and lighter than the catalogs pro­
duced by G. K. Hall, but reduction in the Harvard Catalogue is
greater than it is in the Hall catalogs. In all of the above 21
cards are reproduced on a page in three columns of seven.
III. Computer-processed book catalogs
1. Harvard university. Library. Judaica; classification sched­
ule, classified listing by call number, choronolgical listing,
author and title listing. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard un i­
versity library, 1971. 302 p. (Widener library shelflist, 39)
2. New York public library. Research libraries. Dictionary
catalog of the research libraries; a cumulative list of au­
thors, titles and subjects representing materials added to
the collections since January 1 , 1 9 7 2 . [New York] The New
York public library, [1972-
The card catalog in book form is actually a copy of a main
record kept somewhere else, in this case in the card catalog. So
too, the computerized book catalog is a display copy of a main