Descriptive Catalog of the American Library Association Exhibit of Labor-saving Devices and Library Equipment: Held at the Public Library of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., May 25-29, 1914

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Page 3 - It is a commonplace of library history that librarianship has contributed the card catalog idea to commercial life. The library in turn is indebted to commercial life for many labor-saving devices. Very likely a few of the largest libraries utilize all available labor-saving devices to the utmost. Your committee is, however, of the opinion that the medium size and smaller libraries might reduce the cost of administration through the more general use of mechanical appliances. We recommend that at...
Page 6 - New York City. New York City. St. Louis, Mo. New York City.
Page 19 - ... personally. It increases his efficiency and gives him concentration and independence of action. All the other time-saving devices are for assistants with less valuable time and less demand for executive promptness, privacy, and high efficiency. To save the time of the person who directs others is of prime importance...

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