South Dakota Library Bulletin Volume 1-7

South Dakota Library Bulletin Volume 1-7

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: no duplication in any two of the boxes. Each box was marked with a different emblem, and each book belonging to that box has the same emblem painted upon it, usually a stripe or a series of colored stripes. This makes it easier to collect the books once a month, and to get them into the right libraries, as more than one box of books is often left at the larger outposts. If books are lost at the time and recovered later, it is easy to discover the collection to which they belong. Once a month the books are changed from station to station, and records are kept by an officer at Marfa headquarters, so that no station has the same collection twice. Circulation statistics are also sent to Marfa monthly from each post, and from Marfa to the Elpaso office. Individual requests are handled through the main office at Marfa. Many of the boxes are hauled on a day's journey to inaccessible parts of the country which the railroad does not reach. With the help that the Commanding Officer has given both in the original organization and in the later care and distribution of the libraries, it is possible for the outlying regions to receive almost as prompt service as stations at permanent posts near large towns. The most recent development at Marfa has been the granting of a camp building for a library. An A. L. A. librarian, is going there Her first work will be the soon. entire revision of the traveling library boxes. Ordinarily, for in stance in a commission system, this would not be done so soon, but books have much harder usage in the army, and special effort is made to keep the libraries up to date. After they have been revised, a post library will be established for the headquarters camp and for general oversight of the Marfa outposts. " more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756851
  • 9781236756855