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The Cambridge History Of Libraries In Britain And Ireland - Three Volume Set.

Leedham-green, Elisabeth & Webber, Teresa (editors - Volume I); Mandelbrote, Giles & Manley, K. A. (editors - Volume II) & Black, Alistair & Hoare, Peter (editors - Volume III).

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ISBN 10: 0521858089 / ISBN 13: 9780521858083
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006
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2072 pages. Hardcover with dustjackets. New books. BOOKS ON BOOKS. This is the first detailed scholarly history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. It aims to provide 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. Libraries of all kinds are included, from monastic libraries and other manuscript collections to the modern world of electronic information. Special attention is given to the purposes of libraries - in education, for professional use, for religious purposes and of course for leisure and general reading. Large libraries and small are covered, with examples from all over the British Isles of how needs have been met. Each volume includes an extensive bibliography of sources and secondary works. ¥ The most comprehensive history of libraries from their beginnings to the digital age ¥ Examines all kinds of libraries and their importance to British and Irish culture and society ¥ An essential reference work for historians, librarians and bibliographers. The contents of this book is as follows: Part I. The Expansion of Book Collections 1640-1750; Part II. Library Developments at a Local Level; Part III. Provincial and Metropolitan Libraries 1750-1850; Part I. Enlightening the Masses; Part II. The Voluntary Ethic; Part III. Libraries for National Needs; Part IV. The Nation's Treasury; Part V. The Spirit of Enquiry; Part VI. The Rise of Professional Society; Part VII. The Trade and Its Tools; Part VIII. Automation Pasts, Electronic Futures. (Key Words: Libraries, Books on Books, Libraries, Great Britain, Ireland, Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Teresa Webber, Giles Mandelbrote, Keith Manley, Alistair Black, Peter Hoare). Bookseller Inventory # 41206X2

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This is the first detailed scholarly history of libraries in Britain and Ireland, first published in 2006. It aims to provide 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. Libraries of all kinds are included, from monastic libraries and other manuscript collections to the modern world of electronic information. Special attention is given to the purposes of libraries - in education, for professional use, for religious purposes and of course for leisure and general reading. Large libraries and small are covered, with examples from all over the British Isles of how needs have been met. Each volume includes an extensive bibliography of sources and secondary works.

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This is the first detailed scholarly history of libraries in Britain and Ireland, first published in 2006. It aims to provide 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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