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The earliest and still the most fundamental duty of a library of national rank differs in degree rather than in kind from that of its local younger sisters. It is similarly to preserve for use today and for posterity, however remote, the original records of the nation. It is an old story, often...
Once upon a time an evil spirit made a librarian invent an indicator, blue in, red out. No artist in statistic hyperbole could chart the mischief that jigsaw did, and only a politician crafty in knotted rigmarole would try to explain it away. In my youth most homereading dens and many public...
I want to begin this, the last of six articles on public library policy, with a personal explanation. When I wrote the first I nursed, with reasonable justification, hopes that have not been fulfilled. I hoped that during this great year of centenary celebrations we should enjoy changes in...
The boatmen on the pleasure boats which ply between Westminster Pier, the Tower and Greenwich have of recent years taken to drawing attention, by megaphone, to the historic places the boats pass on the trip. One of the sights they point out is a warehouse on the south bank near Southwark Bridge...
Mr. Carter dislikes grubby books. So do I. I regret very much that it is not yet possible for me to assert that my own libraries at Cambridge contain none. All our fiction stocks, for example, and the junior stocks at two branch libraries, could be in much better condition. We are steadily...
In our Spring number we published an article by Dr. E. A. Savage under the above title. The following comments are to hand from Mr. White of Wallasey and Mr. Kemp of Princeton Street College. Dr. Savage's reply is appended to the correspondence.
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