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Discusses the survival of a few subscription libraries, and the conditions for that survival in relation to the general decline of such libraries over the last century. Outlines the present state of surviving subscription libraries with particular reference to fundraising, management, staffing...
Reviews the progress of the Nineteenth‐century Short Title Catalogue project and describes the imminent publication of the final two volumes of the second series. Discusses the plans for the third phase of the project.
Describes the circumstances surrounding, and difficulties in, the publication of the original edition of the Directory of Rare Books and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the early 1970s. Explains the need for a revised edition and describes work in progress to update the...
Describes the foundation of the Reading Experience Database and its aims and objectives. Briefly discusses the nature of material in the database and its compilation.
Discusses factors responsible for inappropriate levels of stress, symptoms of distress and techniques for managing it, with specific reference to library and information work. Recommends what individuals and employees can do to manage stress.
Surveys the development of various MARC formats out of USMARC. Considers the formats for Canada, France, Spain and Indonesia. Indicates their main points of difference and local requirements.
Surveys the development of various MARC formats out of UKMARC. Describes the formats for Australia, Thailand, Italy and Singapore and indicates their main points of difference and local requirements.
Describes the conduct of a lottery in 1753 to raise funds to purchase the Sloane and Harleian collections for the British Museum. In particular, discusses the activities of one Peter Leheup who managed to divert a considerable amount of the funds to himself. Reproduces the resolutions of a...
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