What is height?

height meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The dimension of a book or other bound item from head to tail, usually greater than its width, the exception being volumes square or oblong in shape. In library cataloging, the height of a book is given in centimeters in the physical description area of the bibliographic description. In many libraries, books over a certain height are labeled oversize and shelved in a separate section. Also refers to the vertical dimension of a unit of single- or double-faced shelving. Most commercially made library shelving is sold in units 42, 60, 72, or 84 inches high. See also: depth and shelf height.


reference: ABC-CLIO