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Dan Keding BS: How organised is your home library? (152* d) RE: BS: How organised is your home library? 16 Dec 07

Well, I've got about three thousand books in my office on folktales, fairy tales, ballads and folklore. I arrange them by type - all the English ballads on one shelf, Irish folktales on another, Japanese folktales on another, folklore on another, academic books on another, etc. I do try and keep the folktale collections in the same geographic area on the same shelf if possible - China next to Japan and Korea; England, Scotland, Wales etc. I keep the ballads separate from the stories. I try to make sure that when I need something I know just where it is so I can quickly lay my hands on it. I do not arrange by author because I can't keep track of all the authors in my library. I've never put them on a data base but it probably would be a great idea.

The best way to arrange a library is the way that will be fastest and easiest for the you.


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