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The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. Vol. 3, 1850-2000

Author: Alistair Black; Peter Hoare
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This is a detailed scholarly history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. It provides a panorama of the great variety of libraries since the medieval period, setting them in their social and cultural contexts and interpreting their role as it has changed over time.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Black; Peter Hoare
ISBN: 9780511468155 0511468156 9781139055321 1139055321 9781139055321
OCLC Number: 457145824
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 697 pages)
Contents: Introduction: sources and methodologies for the history of libraries in the modern era / Alistair Black and Peter Hoare --
Libraries and the modern world / Alistair Black and Peter Hoare --
Enlightening the masses: the public library as concept and reality --
The voluntary ethic: libraries of our own --
Libraries for national needs: library provision in the public sphere in the countries of the British Isles --
The nation's treasury: Britain's National Library as concept and reality --
The spirit of enquiry: higher education and libraries --
The rise of professional society: libraries for specialist areas --
The trade and its tools: librarians and libraries in action --
Automation pasts, electronic futures: the digital revolution.
Other Titles: History of libraries in Britain and Ireland
Responsibility: edited by Alistair Black and Peter Hoare.

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This essays in this volume cover the expansion and diversification that have occurred in libraries since 1850.  Read more...

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