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Title The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. Volume 3, 1850-2000 / edited by Alistair Black and Peter Hoare.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xxiv, 737 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015).
Contents Volume III: 1850-2000 / edited by Alistair Black and Peter Hoare -- Introduction : sources and methodologies for the history of libraries in the modern era -- 1. Libraries and the modern world / Alistair Black and Peter Hoare -- Part one : Enlightening the masses : the public library as concept and reality -- 2. Introduction : Public library in concept and reality / Alistair Black -- 3. 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 -- Part two : Voluntary ethic : libraries of our own -- 10. Introduction : libraries of our own / Alistair Black -- 11. Circulating libraries in the Victorian age and after / Simon Eliot -- 12. Subscription libraries and their members / Geoffrey Forester 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 -- Part three : Libraries for National needs : library provision in the public sphere in the countries of the British Isles -- 15. Introduction : library provision in the countries of the British Isles / Peter Hoare -- 16. Library scene in an English city : Newcastle upon Tyne libraries 1850-2000 / John C. Day.
17. Public libraries in Wales since 1862 / Philip Henry Jones -- 18. National Library of Wales / Lionel Madden -- 19. Scottish library scene / John C. Crawford -- 20. National Library of Scotland / Ian McGowan -- 21. Irish library scene / Catherine Morgan and Pearl Quinn -- 22. National Library of Ireland / Gerard Long -- Part four : Nation's treasury : Britain's national library as concept and reality -- 23. Introduction : Britain's national library as concept and reality / Graham Jefcoate -- 24. British Museum Library 1857-1973 / P.R. Harris -- 25. British Library and its antecedents / John Hopson -- Part five : Spirit of enquiry : higher education and libraries -- 26. Introduction : higher education and libraries ; 27. Libraries of the ancient universities to the 1960s / Peter Hoare -- 28. Libraries of the University of London to the 1960s / Bernard Naylor -- 29. Civic universities and their libraries / F.W. Ratcliffe -- 30. Academic libraries and the expansion of higher education since the 1960s / Ian R.M. Mowat -- Part six : Rise of professional society : libraries for specialist areas -- 31. Libraries and information for specialist areas ; 32. 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 / Alan Jesson -- 36. Government and parliamentary libraries / Christopher Murphy -- 37. Company libraries / Alistair Black.
38. Rare-book libraries and the growth of humanities scholarship / B.C. Bloomfield -- Part seven : Trade and its tools : librarians and libraries in action -- 39. Introduction : librarians and libraries in action / Peter Hoare -- 40. Interpretation of professional development in librarianship since 1850 / Ian Cornelius -- 41. Education for librarianship / Dave Muddiman -- 42. Women and libraries / Julia Taylor McCain -- 43. Feminisation of librarianship: the writings of Margaret Reed / Evelyn Kerslake -- 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 -- Part eight : Automation pasts, eletronic futures : the digital revolution -- 47. Introduction : 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 services / Alistair Duff -- 50. Libraries and librarians in the information age / Liz Chapman and Frank Webster.
Summary Since the mid-nineteenth century an unprecedented expansion and diversification of library activity has taken place. The Public Libraries Act of 1850 founded a tradition of public provision and service which continues today, and national and academic libraries have grown and multiplied. Libraries have become an industry rather than a localised phenomenon, and librarianship has developed from a scholarly craft to a scientific profession. The essays in this volume present a picture of great diversity, covering public, national, academic, subscription and private libraries. The users of libraries are an important part of their history and are considered here in detail, alongside the development of the library profession and the impact of new information technologies. The place of the library within society and the growth of a professional structure to manage new demands on information are the central concerns of this volume, which celebrates the diversity of the modern library world.
Other author Black, Alistair, editor.
Hoare, Peter, 1936- editor.
Subject Libraries -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Libraries -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Libraries -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Libraries -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Variant Title The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain & Ireland.
ISBN 9781139055321 (ebook)
9780521780971 (hardback)
9781107693692 (paperback)