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Luck, altruism, shrewdness, parsimony, industry, generosity, and what some authors and librarians, perhaps call hardness of heart have always been the characteristics of a successful publisher. He has first of all been a man of energy, sure of his own judgement, ready to accept losses, and after...
As stated in my previous article, the content and layout of a library's annual report depends on the kind of readers it is expected to reach. The examples that follow, except where otherwise noted, are from publications aimed at the general public or a wide selection of officials, club leaders...
These are personal reminiscences only and my connection with Aslib did not begin until May 1933. Nevertheless, to understand the situation as I found it, it is necessary to sketch very briefly an outline of the previous nine years of Aslib's existence.
In April the London and Home Counties Branch held its usual weekend conference, the theme this year being The changing pattern of librarianship. Papers were given on such topics as libraries and local government reorganisation, librarianship as a career, the training of librarians, the division...
In the previous paper attention was concentrated upon the Library Association and Aslib if, now, we turn our attention away from these we find a group of societies which tend to be overlooked, namely the bibliographical societies. Members of these bodies pursue interests which are not provided...
Professional enthusiasm is always refreshing and in his article, Archives in Libraries in the Summer issue, Mr. Hepworth says much that is worth while, but in his desire to enhance the prestige of libraries he does less than justice to the responsibilities of another professionthat of clerks of...
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