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SPECIAL PUBLICATION'S

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CATALOGUE

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SCIENTIFIC SERIALS

OF ALL COUNTRIES INCLUDING THE TRANS-
ACTIONS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES IN
THE NATURAL PHYSICAL AND
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

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NOTE.

A motion was made in 1876 in the Academic Council of Harvard University, by Prof. N. S. SHALER, that a Committee be appointed to confer with the authorities of other libraries in the vicinity of the University, and to devise some plan of more effective co-operation in the gathering of books for the use of investigators in science. This Committee met gentlemen representing the Boston Public Library, the Boston Society of Natural History, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Boston Athenæum. They came to an understanding concerning the separate fields in which their respective libraries should aim to be complete. As a part of the same general scheme of co-operation, nine of the principal libraries of Boston united with the Library of the University and issued, in December, 1878, "A List of Serial Publications now taken in the principal libraries of Boston and Cambridge," pp. 30, large octavo, double column. The titles had against them indications of the libraries in which the works could be found, and the most considerable part in the list was that of science and technology. The several libraries gave such additional encouragement as authorized the Committee of the Academic Council to report a general agreement that one of the first steps for further effective co-operation would be the preparation of a bibliographical list of all scientific serials, published in the past as well as now in progress. They also recommended that Mr. SAMUEL H. SCUDDER be employed to prepare the manuscript of the list, and that the Library of the University, under authority from the President and Fellows, be given charge of its publication. This authority was obtained April 29, 1878, and shortly after, the composition of the type began at the College Press, while the press-work followed at the esblishment of John Wilson & Son. The work has gone on with such speed as other engagements of the printing office allowed. Some delay has necessarily been consequent upon the revision of the proofs in such a manner as to secure completeness of enumeration and accuracy of statement. The size of the volume as completed exceeds that promised in the prospectus.

The Library has no funds for the issue of such publications. If this is to be the beginning of a series of works such as may be prop

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