Bulletin of the New York Public Library Volume 22

Bulletin of the New York Public Library Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...more than on those of any other nation." Does not such a thought at once suggest tremendous possibilities of library service in helping to carry this burden of responsibility? I cannot recall exactly but it was either Lord Roseberry or Viscount Morley who once threw out the significant remark: "The ideal state is a democracy of citizens who read books." I commend that saying to you as matter for reflection. By throwing ourselves with ardor and conviction into this field of patriotic endeavor we shall attain to richer and fuller lives and make the civic tower in our superstructure one of shining beauty. I mentioned assistance to research as the third of the library's primary purposes, and creative scholarship as one of the things with which our occupation would bring us into close relations. Just as it is the ideal of a university to promote learning and research as well as to impart education, so is it the ideal of the library to aid and support original investigation as well as to circulate books for study and reading. The terms research, investigation, original sources, etc., have reference to the production of knowledge as distinct from its dissemination. As you know, the persons engaged in this form of activity are in general highly trained scholars and experts who consult and utilize literary material in special ways of their own. It is evident that as librarians we must acquire familiarity with what constitutes original sources if we are to gather them for our libraries, and our bibliographical studies will do much for us in this direction. But direct association with scholarly investigators will immensely add to our knowledge of the many different kinds of sources that exist, and such association should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236784413
  • 9781236784414