International Dictionary of Library Histories, Volume 1

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Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001 - History - 1053 pages
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profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. Following the format of Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places and International Dictionary of University Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories provides basic information for each institution - location and holdings - followed by an extensive (1,000-5,000 word) essay on its history as well as a Further Reading list. In addition, the Dictionary includes introductory articles on the history of various types of libraries and a library history of various regions of the world. The Dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. The essays take advantage of the growing scholarship of library history to provide insightful overviews of each institution, including not only"

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Like Wayne A. Wiegand and Donald G. Davis's Encyclopedia of Library History (ELH) (Professional Media, LJ 4/15/94), this reference set contains entries on both general library history topics and on ... Read full review

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