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AbstractThe Dewey Decimal Classification has become almost universal in British public libraries. In the 1890s, however, most public libraries were arranged using a system of main classes. Gradually this system gave way to more systematic classification schemes, such as Quinn-Brown, Brown's...
AbstractThis is the second part of a study of Hebrew manuscripts deposited in the libraries of Cambridge and Oxford Universities. The first part, focusing on the collection in the Bodleian, was published in Volume 20, July 2004 (pp. 95–116) of this journal. The collection of about one thousand...
AbstractThis article highlights evidence regarding the use of public libraries by the working classes from the mid-nineteenth century until the Second World War. Although public libraries were used extensively by some sections of the working class, most notably autodidacts, use by working-class...
AbstractThis paper is a synopsis of a recent successful doctoral thesis (University of Newcastle) on Edwardian public library architecture, and was given as a lecture to the Victorian Society in November 2004. Surveying the work of the most successful Edwardian library architects, when library...
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