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Contents List of contributors Preface 1 Libraries and the modern world ALISTAIR BLACK AND PETER HOARE ENLIGHTENING THE MASSES The public library as concept and reality 2 Introduction ALISTAIR BLACK 3 The people's university: models of public library history ALISTAIR BLACK 4 Libraries for leisure time ROBERT SNAPE 5 High seriousness: the reference and information role of the public library 1850-2000 BOB DUCKETT 6 Extending the public library 1850-1930 MARTIN HEWITT 7 Public library outreach and extension 1930-2000 DAVE MUDDIMAN 8 Public library services for children DEBBIE DENHAM 9 Public library people 1850-1919 PAUL STURGES THE VOLUNTARY ETHIC Libraries of our own 10 Introduction ALISTAIR BLACK 11 Circulating libraries in the Victorian age and after SIMON ELIOT 12 The subscription libraries and their members GEOFFREY FORSTER and ALAN BELL 13 Radical reading? Working class libraries in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries CHRIS BAGGS 14 Private libraries and the collecting instinct DAVID PEARSON LIBRARIES FOR NATIONAL NEEDS Library provision in the public sphere in the countries of the British Isles 15 Introduction PETER HOARE I ENGLAND 16 The library scene in an English city: Newcastle upon Tyne libraries 1850-2000 JOHN DAY II WALES 17 Public libraries in Wales since 1862 PHILIP HENRY JONES 18 The National Library of Wales LIONEL MADDEN III SCOTLAND 19 The Scottish library scene JOHN C. CRAWFORD 20 The National Library of Scotland IAN MCGOWAN IV IRELAND 21 The Irish library scene CATHERINE MORAN AND PEARL QUINN 22 The National Library of Ireland GERARD LONG THE NATION'S TREASURY Britain's national library as concept and reality 23 Introduction GRAHAM JEFCOATE 24 The British Museum Library 1857-1973 P. R. HARRIS 25 The British Library and its antecedents JOHN HOPSON THE SPIRIT OF ENQUIRY Higher education and libraries 26 Introduction PETER HOARE I THE POWER-HOUSE OF THE UNIVERSITY (to the 1960s) 27 The libraries of the ancient universities to the 1960s PETER HOARE 28 The libraries of the University of London to the 1960s BERNARD NAYLOR 29 The Civic universities and their libraries F. W. RATCLIFFE II THE POST-ROBBINS ERA 30 Academic libraries and the expansion of higher education since the 1960s IAN MOWAT THE RISE OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY Libraries for special needs 31 Libraries and information for specialist areas JACK MEADOWS 32 The scientist and engineer and their need for information JACK MEADOWS 33 Information in the service of medicine ANTONIA J. BUNCH 34 Lawyers and their libraries GUY HOLBORN 35 Spreading the Word: religious libraries in the ages of enthusiasm and secularism (1850-2000) ALAN JESSON 36 Government and Parliamentary libraries CHRIS MURPHY 37 Company libraries ALISTAIR BLACK 38 Rare-book libraries and the growth of humanities scholarship B. C. BLOOMFIELD THE TRADE AND ITS TOOLS Librarians and libraries in action 39 Introduction PETER HOARE I LIBRARIANS AND THEIR PROFESSION 40 The interpretation of professional development in librarianship since 1850 IAN CORNELIUS 41 Education for librarianship DAVE MUDDIMAN 42 Women and libraries JULIA TAYLOR 43 The feminisation of librarianship: the writings of Margaret Reed EVELYN KERSLAKE II LIBRARIES IN PRACTICE 44 Sharing the load: libraries in co-operation ANTONIA J. BUNCH 45 Organising knowledge: cataloguing, classification and indexing in the modern library RODNEY M. BRUNT 46 Storehouses of knowledge: the free library movement and the birth of modern library architecture SIMON PEPPER AUTOMATION PASTS, ELECTRONIC FUTURES 47 Introduction: The digital revolution in society and in libraries GRAHAM JEFCOATE 48 Automating the library process ERIC HUNTER 49 Informatisation: libraries and the exploitation of electronic information systems ALISTAIR DUFF 50 Libraries and librarians in the information age LIZ CHAPMAN and FRANK WEBSTER List of abbreviations Bibliography General index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Libraries -- Great Britain -- History.
Libraries -- Ireland -- History.