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The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland
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    Teresa Webber, Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Richard Gameson, Claire Sargent, Padraig P. O'Neill, David Ganz, David N. Bell, Roger Lovatt, Jenny Stratford, Richard Sharpe, Peter J. Lucas, James P. Carley, Julian Roberts, Timothy Graham, Kristian Jensen, C. B. L. Barr, Arnold Hunt, Nicholas Orme, William Barker, J. H. Baker, Peter Murray Jones, Pamela Selwyn, David Selwyn, Margaret Spufford, Richard Ovenden, C. Y. Ferdinand, David McKitterick, Giles Mandelbrote, Keith Manley, Joseph M. Levine, Paul A. Nelles, Ian Green, W. M. Jacob, Michael Powell, Charles Benson, Sheila Hingley, Nigel Ramsay, Scott Mandelbrote, John Newman, P. S. Morrish, James Raven, David Stoker, Wesley McCann, Joanna Innes, Joan Williams, Graham Best, Peter Freshwater, Brian Burch, John Symonds, P. R. Harris, Marvin Spevack, M. H. Port, Wallace Kirsop, Alistair Black, Peter Hoare, Robert Snape, Bob Duckett, Martin Hewitt, Dave Muddiman, Debbie Denham, Paul Sturges, Simon Eliot, Geoffrey Forster, Alan Bell, Chris Baggs, David Pearson, John Day, Philip Henry Jones, Lionel Madden, John C. Crawford, Ian McGowan, Catherine Moran, Pearl Quinn, Gerard Long, Graham Jefcoate, John Hopson, Bernard Naylor, F. W. Ratcliffe, Ian Mowat, Jack Meadows, Antonia J. Bunch, Guy Holborn, Alan Jesson, Chris Murphy, B. C. Bloomfield, Ian Cornelius, Julia Taylor, Evelyn Kerslake, Rodney M. Brunt, Simon Pepper, Eric Hunter, Alistair Duff, Liz Chapman, Frank Webster
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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521858083

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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.

      • 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
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      "One will not find another set that looks at all kinds of libraries (private, professional, national, school and more) from medieval times to the present. Therefore, the Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland is an important purchase for library science graduate programs. It may also be a good addition for academic libraries supporting coursework in British cultural history." --American Reference Books Annual

      "...anyone who is fascinated by library history will want to dip into these three hefty volumes tracing the evolution of British and Irish libraries from the cloister closets of the Middle Ages to the increasingly virtual environment of today..."
      --Mary Ellen Quinn, Librarians's Library

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      • Date Published: November 2006
      • format: Multiple copy pack
      • isbn: 9780521858083
      • length: 2072 pages
      • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 133 mm
      • weight: 3.685kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      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.

    • General Editor

      Peter Hoare
      Peter Hoare is former University Librarian at the University of Nottingham and General Editor of the Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland.

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      Teresa Webber, Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Richard Gameson, Claire Sargent, Padraig P. O'Neill, David Ganz, David N. Bell, Roger Lovatt, Jenny Stratford, Richard Sharpe, Peter J. Lucas, James P. Carley, Julian Roberts, Timothy Graham, Kristian Jensen, C. B. L. Barr, Arnold Hunt, Nicholas Orme, William Barker, J. H. Baker, Peter Murray Jones, Pamela Selwyn, David Selwyn, Margaret Spufford, Richard Ovenden, C. Y. Ferdinand, David McKitterick, Giles Mandelbrote, Keith Manley, Joseph M. Levine, Paul A. Nelles, Ian Green, W. M. Jacob, Michael Powell, Charles Benson, Sheila Hingley, Nigel Ramsay, Scott Mandelbrote, John Newman, P. S. Morrish, James Raven, David Stoker, Wesley McCann, Joanna Innes, Joan Williams, Graham Best, Peter Freshwater, Brian Burch, John Symonds, P. R. Harris, Marvin Spevack, M. H. Port, Wallace Kirsop, Alistair Black, Peter Hoare, Robert Snape, Bob Duckett, Martin Hewitt, Dave Muddiman, Debbie Denham, Paul Sturges, Simon Eliot, Geoffrey Forster, Alan Bell, Chris Baggs, David Pearson, John Day, Philip Henry Jones, Lionel Madden, John C. Crawford, Ian McGowan, Catherine Moran, Pearl Quinn, Gerard Long, Graham Jefcoate, John Hopson, Bernard Naylor, F. W. Ratcliffe, Ian Mowat, Jack Meadows, Antonia J. Bunch, Guy Holborn, Alan Jesson, Chris Murphy, B. C. Bloomfield, Ian Cornelius, Julia Taylor, Evelyn Kerslake, Rodney M. Brunt, Simon Pepper, Eric Hunter, Alistair Duff, Liz Chapman, Frank Webster

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