degressive bibliography

What is degressive bibliography?

degressive bibliography meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
A term introduced by Bodleian librarian Falconer Madan in the early 20th century for his habit of varying the amount of detail in the bibliographic description of a work based on the period of time in which the work was published or on the importance of the publication. Under this principle, the first edition of a work might merit more detailed description than a subsequent edition or reprinting.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO

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