Read e-book online International Dictionary of Library Histories PDF

By David H. Stam

ISBN-10: 1579582443

ISBN-13: 9781579582449

Following the structure of Fitzroy Dearborn's hugely profitable International Dictionary of old Places and International Dictionary of collage Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories offers uncomplicated details for every establishment - situation and holdings - through an in depth (1,000-5,000 observe) essay on its heritage in addition to one more studying record. moreover, the dictionary contains introductory articles at the heritage of varied sorts of libraries and a library background in a variety of areas of the world.

The dictionary profiles greater than 2 hundred associations from all over the world, together with the world's most crucial study libraries and different libraries with globally or locally striking collections, leading edge traditions, and important and engaging histories. The essays make the most of the becoming scholarship of library historical past to supply insightful overviews of every establishment, together with not just the normal values of those libraries yet their recommendations to boot, akin to advancements in automatic platforms and digital delivery.

The profiles will emphasize the original fabrics of analysis in those associations - documents, manuscripts, own and institutional papers. The introductory articles on varieties of libraries contain themes starting from theological libraries to criminal libraries, from the traditional to the digital.

An foreign staff of greater than two hundred major students within the box have contributed essays to the project.

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