ANOTHER Conference has passed, this year in circumstances of national gravity which made every thoughtful library worker anxious. In such times the word economy, the most familiar of misused words, becomes almost a shriek even upon the lips of honest thinkers, and is not confined to those personsthe great majority of its userswho think the word means making the other fellow do without something. It was therefore timely of the President of the Library Association to assert that for every retrenchment upon material things even a little more should be spent upon the things of the mind and the spirit. Libraries and kindred institutions provide a refuge for men in times of industrial want and unemployment, a fact which is alleged to be one of the reasons why library circulations have increased greatly of late years. This is probably one of the factors which has made the improved administration, better rooms and more liberal services of libraries so fruitful but, in addition, one of the results of the War was to make private libraries almost impossible in the small houses built to accommodate its heroes, and at the same time to increase intellectual curiosity.
New Library World – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 1, 1931
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera