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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.