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Alexander Wilson belongs to a long line of British librarians who have contributed significantly to the development of libraries and librarianship in Malaysia. His major contributions to Malaysia include the preparation of the architectural brief and development programme for the Kedah State...
The public library service for the County of Cheshire administered by the former Cheshire County Council since 1922 was mainly a book lending service to the more rural areas of the county with village library centres staffed by volunteers and later a mobile library service. Branch libraries...
The large scale and far reaching functions of local government in the United Kingdom today are eloquent proofs of the universal demand for local services of high quality and wide coverage extending into almost every sector of life from literally the cradle to the grave. In the cities of Britain...
It is not unfair to say that the arts in association with public libraries have been hampered in Britain 1 by financial restrictions 2 by legal restrictions and 3 by the deliberate choice of librarians and library authorities.
As I listened recently to Alex Wilson delivering a paper on conservation I was reminded of his excellence as a lucid communicator of ideas, enthusiasm and timely sense of direction. His 1977 paper The threshold of choice must be one of the most frequently cited papers of recent times, and in a...
How I hate these attempts to measure the immeasurable, wrote the young and abrasive chief of Rugby in 1938, reviewing the current output of transatlantic professional writing and encountering yet another reader survey. No doubt almost every older chief librarian in Britain would have shared his...
As Nicholas Barker has pointed out, concern with the problem of deteriorating books has a long history. In 1898 the Prefect of the Vatican Library convened an international conference in St Gall to consider the decay of paper, in particular the new cheaper papers produced from wood pulp....
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