The Library Assistant's Manual

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State board of library commissioners, 1913 - Library science - 80 pages

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Page 9 - It was, therefore, in Mr. Tilden's mind to devote the residue of his large fortune ' to establish and maintain a free library and reading room in the City of New York...
Page 14 - A Librarian is one who earns his living by attending to the wants of those for whose use the Library under his charge exists ; his primary duty being, in the widest possible sense of the phrase, to save the time of those who seek his services.
Page 5 - Let the library not keep cushioned seats for time-wasting and lounging readers, nor places for every-day novels, mind-tainting reviews, controversial politics, scribblings of poetry and prose, biographies of unknown names, nor for those teachers of disjointed thinking, the daily newspapers.
Page 8 - ... especially in the instance of the Astorian Library, the selections of books have been made with great judgment, and that, after the boundaries of the common crowded market were passed, and individual rarities had to be stalked in distant hunting-grounds, innate literary value was still a superior' object to mere abstract rarity, and, as the more worthy quality of the two, that on which the buying power available to the emissary was brought to bear.
Page 29 - The first general division is as follows: 000 General works. 100 Philosophy. 200 Religion. 300 Sociology. 400 Philology. 500 Natural science. 600 Useful arts. 700 Fine arts. 800 Literature. 900 History. Each general number is again sub-divided as: 900 History in general.
Page 7 - I would establish a library which differs from all free libraries yet attempted ; I mean one in which any popular books, tending to moral and intellectual improvement, shall be furnished in such numbers of copies ' that many persons can be reading the same book at the same time ; in short, that not only the best books of all sorts, but the present literature of the day, shall be made accessible to the whole people when they most care for it ; that is, when it is fresh and new.
Page 29 - Natural science 510 Mathematics 520 Astronomy 530 Physics 540 Chemistry 550 Geology 560 Paleontology 570 Biology 580 Botany 590 Zoology 600 Useful arts 610 Medicine 620 Engineering 630 Agriculture 640 Domestic economy 650 Communication.
Page 66 - Ot. the BOOK, there is but a slight difference in general appearance between a manuscript written in a formal book-hand and an early printed copy of the same work printed in the same district as the manuscript had been written. The type used by the early printers was, as a rule, based on handwriting considered appropriate for use in a manuscript copy of the same work. The development of the colophon into the title page (a subject on which Mr. Pollard is an authority) is briefly summarized. Other...
Page 71 - ... article on BOOKSELLING. The modern system goes back almost to the invention of printing. The earliest printers were also editors and booksellers, but as they were not able themselves to dispose of the entire output of their presses, they had agents at most of the universities. The religious discussions following the Reformation created a great demand for books, and there were troublous times for both printers and booksellers. In the English copyright act of 1709, it is ruled that if any person...
Page 64 - What are some of the good books of travel for use in geography work? 17. How can you find what magazine articles have been written about any subject and how can you get these articles for the use of the debating society? 18. What are the best books for the debating society? 19. What are the best periodicals for children ? 20. What are the provisions of the school library law in regard to district-school libraries? Value of Library Instruction. — Such library instruction as has been described is...

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