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The Act of the United Kingdom Parliament which received the Royal Assent on July 31 as the Public Libraries and Museums Act, 1964, ends one era of public library provision in England and Wales and heralds another. The previous Acts, from the pioneer Act of 1850 onwards, have all been permissive...
For many years librarians have regarded the collection and preservation of local material as part of their responsibility to their communities. Most public libraries boast a local collection, from the odd shelf or two in the librarian's office to ambitious and elaborate departments. The small...
Politicians, statesmen, administrators and other authorityrole occupants who hold actual power in states and organizations often have need of the kind of men who are known loosely as intellectuals. There are times when such men may find answers to problems which if not solved might literally...
Two years ago I wrote to the production manager of a wellknown firm of London publishers, virtuously pointing out that in one of his firm's latest nonfiction nurslings, written by an educated man, and presumably read in galley by an educated proofreader, the subjunctive have was rendered as the...
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