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Title:
History of libraries in the western world
Author:
Harris, Michael H.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
v, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780810829725
Format :
Book

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Central Library Z721 .J63 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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This edition of the History of Libraries in the Western World represents a substantial revision of the earlier edition, taking into account the information revolution that has swept the West since 1945 and the political revolution that swept across Europe beginning in 1986.


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Library Journal Review

This latest update is a succinct and readable account of the development of libraries within the context of Western civilization. Divided as before into three sections covering the ancient world, the medieval period, and the modern era, Harris's account is well organized and informative. This edition includes recent developments such as the reunification of Germany. The European treatment emphasizes Britain, France, Italy, and Germany, with little mention of Scandinavia, Iberia, or eastern Europe except Russia. U.S. libraries form the bulk of the American chapters, with nods to Canada and Latin America. The text is expanded from the 1984 compact edition (Professional Reading, LJ 8/84) but is shorter than the 1976 third revised edition; the typography is much improved. There are good reading lists for each chapter but no footnotes or complete bibliography. Recommended.‘Elizabeth Brice, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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