Report of the Regents Volume 102

Report of the Regents Volume 102

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...poets, novelists and other authors, noting the best editions, the best translations, the best histories of the literature, and the books which a librarian could most wisely recommend to one reading with a view to acquire or keep up a language. In short, the lectures are to teach the librarian how to answer wisely the questions he is likely to be asked in various departments. Avoiding what interests only the specialist, and making prominent what the librarian needs to know, a valuable general view of all the leading departments is given by recognized authorities. 3. Course in Literature. This is closely allied and will include the bibliography of the various literatures discussed. So large a part of the reading in most libraries is in the field of belles-lettres, that a course of over forty lectures by the college professors and other eminent scholars has been arranged for the class as a comprehensive and comparative view of the leading literatures of the world, thus giving an excellent basis for the work which every successful librarian must do in general literature. The course will meet the special wants of the librarian rather than those of the ordinary student. 4. Lectures by Specialists. Outside the regular course of instruction by the faculty, lecturers who have made special studies, and are qualified to speak with authority, supplement the discussion of their topics. Inventors or leading advocates of various systems and theories in library science are thus heard in support of their own ideas. This course includes lectures or conferences by experienced binders, printers, publishers, booksellers and others, who, from allied interests, have something to impart of special value to librarians. ' 5. Advice from Leading Librarians. A...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830490
  • 9781236830494