The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland: Volume 3, 1850-2000: v. 3: From 1850 to t (BOK)

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Since the mid-nineteenth century an unprecedented expansion and diversification of library activity has taken place. The Public Libraries Act of 1850 founded a tradition of public provision and service which continues today, and national and academic libraries have grown and multiplied. Libraries have become an industry rather than a localised phenomenon, and librarianship has developed from a scholarly craft to a scientific profession. The essays in this volume present a picture of great diversity, covering public, national, academic, subscription and private libraries. The users of libraries are an important part of their history and are considered here in detail, alongside the development of the library profession and the impact of new information technologies. The place of the library within society and the growth of a professional structure to manage new demands on information are the central concerns of this volume, first published in 2006, which celebrates the diversity of the modern library world.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2006 Forlag
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9780521780971 Antall sider 762
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 5cm Vekt 1340 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alistair Black, Peter Hoare
Emner og form History: specific events & topics, Library & information services