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AbstractThe 150th anniversary of the passing of the first Public Libraries Act in Britain offers an opportunity to examine one aspect of public library history which has tended to be swept under the carpet; namely the question as to whether public libraries could ever be described as truly...
AbstractAndrew Carnegie's largesse to local councils throughout the world to enable them to establish public libraries is well-known. He always attached the condition that such libraries should be free. But 'free' can mean different things in different cultures, especially in towns where a penny...
AbstractThis paper looks at the history and culture of South African libraries over the last 180 years, using Durban Library as a case study. It examines the cultural influences on libraries and their effect on library provision and the esteem with which the library was held in the community....
AbstractIn Ireland between the years 1915 and 1917 the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust commissioned two reports into the situation of rural libraries. The reports found that the rural district schemes instigated by the Trust had, for the most part, been a failure. These reports were written by two...
AbstractW. E. Gladstone is often described as the ‘Grand Old Man’ of Victorian politics but could equally be called a ‘Grand Old Bookman’. He loved books throughout his life, and this interest included libraries as well. He was an admirer of that arch-promoter of public libraries, William Ewart,...
AbstractHerbert John M. Maltby (c. 1881-1954) was not originally a librarian. After working at Bradford City Art Gallery he had moved to Salford as curator of its Art Gallery and Museum, where he was to become one of the earliest promoters of Salford's not-yet famous painter, L. S. Lowry...
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