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Collation (from Latin collatio to conferre "compare" "collect") referred to in the Philology comparing a waste or clean copy with the original , or the concept of the completeness and accuracy, see Collation (Philology) and textual criticism . The term is also used in other areas in the sense of “comparison” (see below).

Bookbinding and book trade

In bookbinding , collation is the process of checking sheets or leaves that have been collected but not yet bound for completeness and correct order. There are different ways of doing this, depending on the type of book and its page identification.

The checking of already bound works for completeness, for example in antiquarian bookshops , is called collation.


In commercial accounting , collation refers to the comparison of whether individual items from the land registers or the journal have been correctly transferred to the general ledger . The agreement is indicated by a point - hence also dotting. Mistakes are corrected by canceling them .

School system

In the Bavarian and Austrian school system , the expression is used to compare the grades in the certificates with the catalog (German: sheet of notes ).

Individual evidence

  1. Jürgen Kloosterhuis: Official records of the modern age - an auxiliary scientific compendium . Secret State Archive of Prussian Cultural Heritage.
  2. ^ Fritz Wiese: The book cover - A working customer with work drawings. Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Hanover 2005, ISBN 3-87706-680-1 , p. 63 f.