Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting

Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...a lecture but say a few words to them in the reading room by way of encouraging them to read something beyond Ballantyne and Kingston, although he had great respect for those two writers. He considered that Mr. Brisc0e's paper was not merely of interest to that Association, but of great use in calling attention to the great importance of boys being properly catered for in all free libraries. The Meeting then adjourned. The CHAIRMAN, in inviting discussion, observed that Mr. May had a practical knowledge of the subject; he had been engaged at the Free Library at Liverpool in doing nothing but cataloguing. Mr. SOUTI-WARD said that, with free libraries, economy was the great thing they wanted to look to. No such library could be worked efficiently without a catalogue that could be bought by the readers for a few pence. He called attention to different specimens of catalogues which Mr. May exhibited at the Exhibition upon a screen. He considered that the demy octavo plan, adopted by second-hand booksellers, was the cheapest plan, and they might be sure that it would be the best. A page of that size in brevier type would contain about 50 books, including sufiicient particulars to satisfy the people who wanted to use it. Mr. TEDDER said that at present it was very difficult to get cataloguing work done out of the library; but he would like to see connected with that Association a large number of persons, not directly connected with any library, who would be able to do good cataloguing work. In America they have a number of persons well qualified and fully trained to compile catalogues. Many of these persons were ladies, but as far as he knew they only had one unattached lady cataloguer in England, and that was the lady who had been...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755901
  • 9781236755902