History of Libraries in the Western World

History of Libraries in the Western World 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

  • Title: History of Libraries in the Western World
  • Author: Michael H. Harris
  • ISBN: 9780810837249
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 In addition, recent scholarship has been incorporated throughout the text, with special emphasis oThis 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 In addition, recent scholarship has been incorporated throughout the text, with special emphasis on the work centered around the new history of the book The bibliographies at the end of each of the twelve chapters have been thoroughly revised to reflect the very considerable new work on library and book history.

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    One thought on “History of Libraries in the Western World”

    1. I feel nothing but relief for having finished reading this book, with its obsession with minutiae and chaotic organization, not to mention incredibly outdated information when it refers to contemporary libraries. This book also has a distinct American bias, which just adds to the tedium of reading it.

    2. As a student of Information Science Libraries are kind of my thing but this book was sort of dry when it came to talking about the history of them. There is a lot of ground to cover with the history of libraries but it felt like this was just a long list of dates and people and places. If I hadn't been required to read the whole thing I would have probably put it down and wandered off somewhere.

    3. It's kind of your standard cool little history of western intellectual record-keeping - from Alexandria up to about Carnegie and the ALA. There is a pleasant - if a little dry - survey of monasteries and cathedral libraries leading into an early history of universities in the old world. I kind of dig stuff like that.

    4. This was a good concise history of libraries in the Western world. There was a lot of information in just the few pages of the book. There was also some information on the history of books in general.

    5. I like libraries. I like history. So there's really no reason this book should have put me to sleep so often. :( It's not all boring though, and it particularly gets better in the second half when it moves onto modern library history.

    6. LIS 604This book: 280 pages (without notes)Other book: 257 pages (without notes)Other material: ~52 pagesCourse total: 589 pages

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