International Dictionary of Library Histories

International Dictionary of Library Histories

Author: David H. Stam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136777844

Category: History

Page: 3496

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Following the format of Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places and International Dictionary of University Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories provides basic information for each institution - location and holdings - followed by an extensive (1,000-5,000 word) essay on its history as well as a Further Reading list. In addition, the dictionary includes introductory articles on the history of various types of libraries and a library history in various regions of the world. The dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. The essays take advantage of the growing scholarship of library history to provide insightful overviews of each institution, including not only the traditional values of these libraries but their innovations as well, such as developments in automated systems and electronic delivery. The profiles will emphasize the unique materials of research in these institutions - archives, manuscripts, personal and institutional papers. The introductory articles on types of libraries include topics ranging from theological libraries to prison libraries, from the ancient to the digital. An international team of more than 200 leading scholars in the field have contributed essays to the project.

Library and Information Science in China

Library and Information Science in China


Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015014153343

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers interested in China and Asia as well as librarians and library school students, this new reference is the only available book-length research guide to library and information science in mainland China and Taiwan. Consisting of nearly 1,000 annotated entries, it lists significant English-language materials--together with important titles in Chinese, French, German, and Japanese--published in the last 100 years. Entries are arranged in eleven broad subject categories, including bibliography and reference, types of libraries, books and printing, history, automation and information services, librarianship education, and international exchange. Detailed citations are provided for books, journal articles, chapters or sections of books, conference papers, theses, dissertations, and ERIC documents. Author and subject indexes are supplied.

Doctoral Dissertations on China and on Inner Asia, 1976-1990

Doctoral Dissertations on China and on Inner Asia, 1976-1990

Author: Patricia Polansky

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015064674909

Category: China

Page: 1096

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A guide to the thesis literature on China and Inner Asia written between 1976 and 1990. Includes more than 10,000 entries for dissertations in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, theology, engineering and other disciplines. Entries are grouped in topical chapters and each entry includes bibliographic information and an abstract.