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shelf mark

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noun Library Science.
  1. a symbol indicating the location of a work on a shelf.
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Origin of shelf mark

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for shelf mark

Historical Examples

  • The shelf-mark can be placed at the top of the right-hand corner.

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    Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley

  • This is undoubtedly the shelf-mark of the Norwich Public Library.

  • There are no marks of any kind in the book except the mark K11 (I suppose a shelf-mark ) on the inside of the cover.