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THE COURSE I would most like to teach in a school of library science is one very dear to my heart. I would call it Odds and Ends, but since odds are that no library school would touch it with a tenfoot pole, as we used to say back in Missouri, that ends Odds and Ends, as far as aspiring library...
ON TUESDAY, 3 December 1878, there was held within the premises of Mr Dowell at 18 George Street, Edinburgh, an auction of the library of Andrew Jervise, Esq., F.S.A.Scot.. Jervise, a bachelor, had died almost eight months before at the age of 58. In his library was a twovolume edition of...
IT WAS ONLY A SHORT TIME AGO, when an interview with the local press brought out the fact that the joint bibliothcariat of my predecessor and myself spanned a period of almost eighty years, that I began to feel really old, and to look back to the time of my entry into the library profession as a...
IF THE BOOKBUYERS OF YESTERDAY were to return to the shops, what surprises would be in store for them Paperbacks Thousands and thousands, colourful, lightweight, pocketsize, infinite in their variety, subject and appeal, and cheaply priced by 1968 standards The paperback department in any good...
WE ARE NEVER too old to learn. This should be the motto of every writer, for when the mind of a man or woman is closed to suggestion or criticism, his days as an author are numbered.
HOW MANY OF USprickly Scotshave been offended to hear ourselves described as Scotch Scotch, we inform our imagined denigrators, is an adjective reserved for the description of the products of Scotlandwe are Scots. Yet how correct are we in this description Indeed, some of the classic writers of...
ANY DAY in the archives department of a public library could bring a fascinating discovery, either by the archivist, or by a student engaged there on research. To the layman our records are just a collection of dusty old papers. He little realizes the wealth of human interest they contain.
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