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The merging of the Birmingham Library with the Birmingham and Midland Institute has sent a mild shiver through the faded rooms of the proprietary and subscription libraries. Not that the Birmingham Library has suffered under the change of ownership, rather the contrary but the merger represents...
It is a moot point whether people use abbreviations in speaking and writing in order to save time or in order to have more time to waste but there are good grounds for thinking that, in one form or another, abbreviations are very nearly as old as language itself.
In a more spacious age, when books were far fewer and better bound than they are today, they were used on occasion primarily as furniture. Neat lines of handsome volumes were considered an essential part of any wellequipped room. This led to the practice of having dummy books on the shelves,...
Postwar conditionsthe prosperity of manual and clerical workers paid holidays a natural reaction against being cooped up for so long in a tight little islandhave brought about a remarkable increase in foreign travel. Factory workers, shop assistants, clerks, and typists undertake as a matter of...
During the past two years a Joint Committee of representatives of the Library Association and Aslib has met at intervals to consider ways in which the syllabus of the Library Association could be made to suit more fully the needs of all types of library and information work. The aim has largely...
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