The Meaning of the Library : A Cultural History

Allan, David and Billington, James H. and Crawford, Alice and Crawford, Robert and Darnton, Robert and Enniss, Stephen and Gameson, Richard and [et alii]. The Meaning of the Library : A Cultural History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. The Meaning of the Library is a generously illustrated examination of this key institution of Western culture. Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, notable contributors—including the Librarian of Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust—present a cultural history of the library." -- publisher's website.


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Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Allan, David (Author); Billington, James H. (Author); Crawford, Alice (Author); Crawford, Robert (Author); Darnton, Robert (Author); Enniss, Stephen (Author); Gameson, Richard (Author); [et alii]
Collation: 336 p. : ill (some col.) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780691166391
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press
Copyright Statement: Princeton University Press
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Includes bibliographic references.
Includes biographical notes.
Donation by Angela Grauerholz.

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