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Meaning of the Library A Cultural History

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ISBN-10: 0691166390

ISBN-13: 9780691166391

Edition: 2015

Authors: Alice Crawford

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From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. Generously illustrated, The Meaning of the Library examines 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, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library.Whether relishing an account of the Alexandrian Library or a look at the stylish railway libraries of nineteenth-century England, readers will find a…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/7/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.02" wide x 10.24" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Alice Crawford is digital humanities research librarian at the University of St. Andrews Library in Scotland. Her books include "Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay".