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From the Board Schools of the 1870s to the Polys of the 1960s, the structure of formal education in Britain has grown ever more elaborate. Now at every level it is under the greatest financial pressure. Yet never has so high a proportion of adults needed to learn in many cases to learn quickly...
In our mediaorientated, imageconscious contemporary society the librarian may very well seem particularly unfortunate, reflected in the imagination of the general public as a fussy old woman of either sex, myopic and repressed, brandishing or perhaps cowering behind a datestamp and surrounded by...
From Keith Harris's Death and transfiguration which one University Librarian significantly baulked at reviewing for LR onward, Atkinsonian thinking has produced extended if confused debate in Britain. Roger Hickman, formerly of Glasgow University Library, looks in perspective at the original...
One of the consequences of being a philosopher who insists on removing philosophy from the realm of abstract speculation and installing it as a practical tool for the posing and solving of everyday problems is that you are liable to be taken at your word. Others take that philosophy and apply it...
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