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THE NATIONAL CENTRAL LIBRARY

THE NATIONAL CENTRAL LIBRARY The Annual Report of the National Central Library for the year ending 29 February, 1948, records substantial increase in its normal services as well as important expansion of its range of activities. The stock of the Library, reduced by enemy action in 1941 from 176,961 to 72,612, has now risen to 111,439an increase in 194748 of 5,465 books, of which 4,430 were obtained by purchase. The total issues of books, numbering 84,889, show an increase of 286 per cent. over those of the previous year, and of 44 per cent. over the last prewar year. They include 8,655 books and periodicals supplied to university libraries, 6,581 to special outlier libraries, 7,823 to Government departments and research and industrial organizations, and 12,652 to adult education classes. In addition, the Scottish and Irish Central Libraries issued 15,547 and 13,082 books respectively to all types of libraries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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0001-253X
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Abstract

The Annual Report of the National Central Library for the year ending 29 February, 1948, records substantial increase in its normal services as well as important expansion of its range of activities. The stock of the Library, reduced by enemy action in 1941 from 176,961 to 72,612, has now risen to 111,439an increase in 194748 of 5,465 books, of which 4,430 were obtained by purchase. The total issues of books, numbering 84,889, show an increase of 286 per cent. over those of the previous year, and of 44 per cent. over the last prewar year. They include 8,655 books and periodicals supplied to university libraries, 6,581 to special outlier libraries, 7,823 to Government departments and research and industrial organizations, and 12,652 to adult education classes. In addition, the Scottish and Irish Central Libraries issued 15,547 and 13,082 books respectively to all types of libraries.

Journal

Aslib Proceedings: New Information PerspectivesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1949

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