Manual of Library Economy (Classic Reprint)

byJames Duff Brown

Paperback | January 14, 2019

Manual of Library Economy (Classic Reprint) by James Duff Brown


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In the United States a much higher level of attainment has been reached, but here again the paralysing hand of uniformity has arrested progress after a certain standard of efficiency has become general. American libraries are conducted on lines which closely resemble those of ordinary commercial practice, in which everything is subordinated to the furtherance Of profits and economy. Their methods are standardised, and everything is more or less inter changeable, with the result that in America we witness practically the same phenomenon as in conservative France. Where methods are run on codified lines, there is always this danger of everything becoming fixed, and all the advantages arising from adjustability and the power of revision being lost in the unprofitable pursuit of the un alterable. In British libraries most methods have been in a state Of flux for fifty years, and there is little immediate danger of any process crystallising into a fixed and unalter able condition. For this state of things we have to thank our freedom from too much State interference, and the comparative absence of commercial syndicates which pro fess to supply libraries and librarians ready made. The only fixed principle from which British libraries suffer is the rate which may be levied for library purposes, and for this our Government is entirely responsible, having been smitten for once with the French bureaucratic craze for a mediocre uniformity.

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Title:Manual of Library Economy (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:January 14, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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