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Three studies of public library users are compared, and similarities noted in tbe nature of library users and their behaviour. Extended education and high socio-economic grading are seen to be connected with intensive use of a range of libraries and with book ownership. The need for control in...
Output measures for libraries need to be improved. One possibility would be to incorporate in catalogue entries and charging codes a symbol indicating the nature, and hence the main potential use, of each adult non-fiction title. This article describes experiments conducted by the Public Library...
This paper is intended to show the problems facing a small, ill-financed voluntary library in North London before its absorption into the far larger Stoke Newington Public Library. A brief history of Stoke Newington is given, mentioning its chief literary residents, such as Defoe, and its early...
The study of comparative librarianship helps librarians to step outsidc their own culturally based system of values and is therefore particularly important at the formative stages of professional education. It has been taught in Britain since 1966 and a variety of courses now exist in British...
Published studies concerning the characteristics of subject literatures reveal that there is no eommon basis for determining what constitutes the literature of a subject. Although con siderable knowledge exists on the bibliometric and documentation characteristics of many subjects, library...
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