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The Library World Volume 12 Issue 12

The Library World Volume 12 Issue 12 ACCORDING to the Directory of Libraries in the United States and Canada, there are about 4,500 libraries of a more or less public character in those two countries. The Literary Yearbook, Clegg's Directory, and other authorities, furnish the information that at least 2,000 public libraries exist in the United Kingdom. Allowing 10,000 more for the rest of the world, we get a total of 16,500 libraries. Deducting threefourths of this number as representing libraries of the smallest and most povertystricken or special kind, we obtain 4,000 institutions capable of supporting professional literature of all forms. A sanguine librarian might be induced by these figures to launch out in authorship, certain of his market, and might even be prone to disregard the warning that not more than about onetenth of these 4,000 libraries are to be depended upon as possible purchasers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

The Library World Volume 12 Issue 12

New Library World , Volume 12 (12): 33 – Jun 1, 1910

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/eb008935
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Abstract

ACCORDING to the Directory of Libraries in the United States and Canada, there are about 4,500 libraries of a more or less public character in those two countries. The Literary Yearbook, Clegg's Directory, and other authorities, furnish the information that at least 2,000 public libraries exist in the United Kingdom. Allowing 10,000 more for the rest of the world, we get a total of 16,500 libraries. Deducting threefourths of this number as representing libraries of the smallest and most povertystricken or special kind, we obtain 4,000 institutions capable of supporting professional literature of all forms. A sanguine librarian might be induced by these figures to launch out in authorship, certain of his market, and might even be prone to disregard the warning that not more than about onetenth of these 4,000 libraries are to be depended upon as possible purchasers.

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New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1910

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