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AbstractPhilip Harris:Js history of the British Museum Library is to be published by the British Library in the late spring of I998. Here the author describes his sources.
AbstractThe author's previous experiences of moving cathedral libraries were related in her article, ‘Cathedral libraries on the move: rehousing rare book collections at Lincoln and Hereford’, Library History, vol. 9 (I993) 225–34.
AbstractThe changed political circumstances in the former Soviet Union mean that Russian library historians need to re-assess their priorities in deciding what, and how, they should now study in their subject. The teaching of library history in Russia is compared to the situation in other...
AbstractThomas Kelly has published a great deal of history and historical biography: a history of adult education in Great Britain, a biography of George Birkbeck, founder of the Mechanics' Institutes, and more recently he has turned his attention to library history, with Early public libraries...
AbstractThe author argues that library history should not be seen as an aspect of the history of institutions but as a sub-set of ‘information history’, particularly considering the role of librarians in the modern state in surveillance and bureaucracy. This paper was read at the Library History...
Abstractv. I. Sobol'shchikov was a significant Russian librarian who undertook a tour of major European libraries in I859. His critical comments on libraries in Paris and London are considered here. This paper was read at the Library History Group's ‘Libraries and Modernity’ conference held as...
AbstractThe development of Indonesian libraries was related to the effects of Dutch colonialism and the changing economic policies of the administration. Special libraries arose during the nineteenth century, especially agricultural and botanical, followed by village and school libraries. The...
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