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0002 Manual for the user

User manual


If you open the literature list you will see a box “Search in the Literatuurlijst” on the left. There you can enter a search term and then you will automatically receive a  partialselection of all publications where the search term appears in thetitle and/or the author name.

View a publication

If you have found what you are looking for, open a new screen by clicking on the TITLE.

The physical publications can be consulted on loan at the library of museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.  In case of obstacles due to renovation or corona, it is wise to inform in advance about the (un)possibilities of visiting.

Everything from  inventory number  1000  can be consulted on the screen by clicking on “Complete document”. Each download is a PDF document  that starts with a green page with a letter combination on it, the last 3 digits (9 series: last 2 digits) are translatable  in the inventory number. The initials arebelow  in parentheses.

Search the contents of documents

In the right  box, you can search for words in the PDF documents. As a result, Google will give you a list of the publications in which the desired word appears in the content.


By selecting in the “Sorteer op” box, ascending or descending can be sorted by Author, Title, ISBN number or Inventory number. At the bottom of the screen, you can quickly browse the pages if you wish.
The Author column contains the surname and first name (or letters) of the author, or the editor (ed.), or the name and place name of an auction house, or the place name and year of an exhibition catalogue or collection catalogue. In the case of auction catalogues, the title shall always indicate the first day of an auction and, if possible, an indication, such as the name of an auctioneer.
Periodic editions can be found under the name of the author.
Author Documentation includes a list of secondary documents that can be consulted by the librarian.

Inventory numbers

Sorting by Inventory Number creates the following classification:

  • up to No 1000: physical publications and references to other sources
  • from 1000 to 3000 scans on Dutch tin (A and C)
  • from 3000 to 4000 idem Belgium (B)
  • from 4000 to 6000 idem German language (D and H)
  • from 6000 to 8000 idem English (E and G)
  • from 8000 to 9250 idem French (F)
  • from 9250 to 9500 idem Scandinavian (I)
  • from 9500 to 9750 idem Central and O.-Europe (J)
  • of 9750 idem Italy, Spain, Portugal Ov. (K)


Some punctuation marks (umlaut, etc.) first mention the word without punctuation marks and then the well-spelled word (in parentheses) for the sake of literacy. The computer always sorts by numbers first and then by letters.

Additions and errata please go to hbvanwyk@tiscali.nl


Auteur(s): 0002

Inventarisnummer: 0002