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The Resource The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford

The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford

Label
The meaning of the library : a cultural history
Title
The meaning of the library
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alice Crawford
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 survey of the library through time. Here, too, are the imagined libraries of fiction, poetry, and film, from Scheherazade's stories to "The Name of the Rose" and beyond
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
027/.009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z721
LC item number
.M43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1959-
  • 1964-
  • 1938-
  • 1946-
  • 1959-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crawford, Alice
  • Hall, Edith
  • Gameson, Richard
  • Pettegree, Andrew
  • Darnton, Robert
  • Allan, David
  • Sutherland, John
  • Warner, Marina
  • Crawford, Robert
  • Marcus, Laura
  • Enniss, Stephen
  • Price-Wilkin, W. John
  • Billington, James H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries and society
  • Libraries
  • Libraries and society
Label
The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Andrew Pettegree
  • From printing shop to bookshelves:How books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries
  • Robert Darnton
  • "The advantages of literature": The subscription library in Georgian Britain
  • David Allan
  • Literature and the library in the nineteenth century
  • John Sutherland
  • Part 2. The Library in Imagination.
  • The library in fiction
  • Marina Warner
  • Introduction
  • The library in poetry
  • Robert Crawford
  • The library in film: Order and mystery
  • Laura Marcus -- Part 3. The Library Now and in the Future.
  • "Casting and gathering": Libraries, archives, and the modern writer
  • Stephen Enniss
  • Meanings of the library today
  • John P. Wilkin
  • The modern library and global democracy
  • James H. Billington
  • Alice Crawford
  • Part 1. The Library through Time.
  • Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries
  • Edith Hall
  • The image of the medieval library
  • Richard Gameson
  • The Renaissance library and the challenge of print
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691166391
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014951291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn894625451
  • (OCoLC)894625451
Label
The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Andrew Pettegree
  • From printing shop to bookshelves:How books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries
  • Robert Darnton
  • "The advantages of literature": The subscription library in Georgian Britain
  • David Allan
  • Literature and the library in the nineteenth century
  • John Sutherland
  • Part 2. The Library in Imagination.
  • The library in fiction
  • Marina Warner
  • Introduction
  • The library in poetry
  • Robert Crawford
  • The library in film: Order and mystery
  • Laura Marcus -- Part 3. The Library Now and in the Future.
  • "Casting and gathering": Libraries, archives, and the modern writer
  • Stephen Enniss
  • Meanings of the library today
  • John P. Wilkin
  • The modern library and global democracy
  • James H. Billington
  • Alice Crawford
  • Part 1. The Library through Time.
  • Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries
  • Edith Hall
  • The image of the medieval library
  • Richard Gameson
  • The Renaissance library and the challenge of print
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691166391
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014951291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn894625451
  • (OCoLC)894625451

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