A History of the British Museum Library, 1753-1973

Author: Philip Rowland Harris

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 9780712345620

Category: History

Page: 833

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Designed to coincide with the move to St Pancras in 1998, this is a comprehensive history of the British Museum Library, an institution regarded as a repository of knowledge and a cornerstone of scholarship. It deals with the growth of the Library from the 18th century to 1973, when the British Library absorbed the old British Museum Library.

A Reference Guide for English Studies

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 790

View: 1494

This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.

Innovation Through Co-operation

The History of LIBER, Ligue Des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche,1971-2009

Author: Esko Häkli

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8763537915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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LIBER, the principal association of research libraries in Europe, was founded in 1971, under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The driving force behind the new association was a small dedicated group of European librarians, led by Jean-Pierre Clavel, Director of the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne. Their goal was to give European research libraries, national and university, a distinctive and compelling voice in the international library community. The chosen name LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) was redolent of both books and freedom. This history, covering the years from 1971 to 2009, documents a unique period in European history. The continent of Europe was divided into two separate blocs of West and East with very few contacts between librarians and scholars; in the late 1980s came the sudden collapse of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and its consequences for libraries; and, thereafter, there arrived a 'new dawn' of renewed contacts between librarians and restored co-operation between research libraries across the whole of Europe leading to the robust research network that is being built today. The book also charts the revolution in information technology in European research libraries and its profound effects on how libraries serve their users. In this process, LIBER has played an active role in encouraging and developing a strong network of research libraries across Europe and in fostering positive co-operation among European research libraries.

Dimensions of Library and Information Science

Kaula Festschrift : Papers Contributed in Honour of Prof. P.N. Kaula on His Sixty-first Birthday

Author: Velaga Venkatappaiah

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170222408

Category: Information science

Page: 629

View: 5089


Harry Potter

A Journey Through a History of Magic

Author: British Library

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

ISBN: 9781338267105

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 2544

The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans!

Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

Author: Department of Information & Collections

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 696

View: 4490

The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries aims at recording articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic social and cultural environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation and description.

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 19301970

The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom

Author: Jason D. Ensor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783081058

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 8201

‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia’s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia’s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia’s export book trade.

The Story of Pain

From Prayer to Painkillers

Author: Joanna Bourke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003557

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Everyone knows what is feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches: pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them. It is easy to assume this is the end of the story: 'pain-is-pain-is-pain', and that is all there is to say. But it is not. In fact, the way in which people respond to what they describe as 'painful' has changed considerably over time. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for example, people believed that pain served a specific (and positive) function - it was a message from God or Nature; it would perfect the spirit. 'Suffer in this life and you wouldn't suffer in the next one'. Submission to pain was required. Nothing could be more removed from twentieth and twenty-first century understandings, where pain is regarded as an unremitting evil to be 'fought'. Focusing on the English-speaking world, this book tells the story of pain since the eighteenth century, addressing fundamental questions about the experience and nature of suffering over the last three centuries. How have those in pain interpreted their suffering - and how have these interpretations changed over time? How have people learnt to conduct themselves when suffering? How do friends and family react? And what about medical professionals: should they immerse themselves in the suffering person or is the best response a kind of professional detachment? As Joanna Bourke shows in this fascinating investigation, people have come up with many different answers to these questions over time. And a history of pain can tell us a great deal about how we might respond to our own suffering in the present - and, just as importantly, to the suffering of those around us.

Kegan Paul, a Victorian Imprint

Publishers, Books and Cultural History

Author: Leslie Howsam

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802041265

Category: History

Page: 218

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Howsam combines biography and analytic bibliography in her study of the Kegan Paul imprint to reconstruct a biographical and business history of the firm.

Die ethnische und sprachliche Gliederung der Germanen

Author: Richard Loewe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3863823508


Page: 64

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Title: Die ethnische und sprachliche Gliederung der Germanen.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF EUROPE collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This collection includes works chronicling the development of Western civilisation to the modern age. Highlights include the development of language, political and educational systems, philosophy, science, and the arts. The selection documents periods of civil war, migration, shifts in power, Muslim expansion into Central Europe, complex feudal loyalties, the aristocracy of new nations, and European expansion into the New World. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Loewe, Richard; 1899. 59 p.; 8 . 10240.cc.24.

How to Find Out About the Arts

A Guide to Sources of Information

Author: Neville Carrick

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483138828

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 2023

How to Find Out About the Arts: A Guide to Sources of Information discusses the main sources of information, printed or otherwise, in the field of the arts. The book begins by describing where information on art careers can be found. Separate chapters then discuss how information on art can be traced in libraries by means of the catalogue and classification scheme; and turning to bibliographies when information on a particular aspect of art cannot be traced by these means. Subsequent chapters deal with sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, general indexes to reproductions and portraits, works on iconography, periodicals, directories, yearbooks, and sales records. This book aims to serve some of the needs of the student of art, the experienced artist, and indeed all of those with an intelligent interest in the arts. In particular, it should help those in libraries, colleges, and other educational institutions whose task it is to guide others to the right sources.

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2

Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800

Author: Stephen W Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650954

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 2702

The first thorough study of the book trade during the age of Fergusson and Burns.

The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Author: Asa Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192129260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 469

This is the first of a five-volume history of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom. The Birth of Broadcasting covers early amateur experiments in wireless telephony in America and in England, the pioneer days at Writtle in Essex and elsewhere, and the coming of organized broadcasting and its rapid growth during the first four years of the BBC's existence as a private Company before it became a public Corporation in January 1927. Briggs also considers the impact of wireless on society, and he has much to say about personalities and programmes as well as Corporation policies.

A History of the British Cavalry

Volume 4: 1899-1913

Author: Lord Anglesey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0436273217

Category: History

Page: 565

View: 9631

This book describes the history of the British cavalry in detail, running up to World War I.

British Baseball and the West Ham Club

History of a 1930s Professional Team in East London

Author: Josh Chetwynd,Brian Belton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786425946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 2479

"This book places the West Ham club within the historical context of 1930s Great Britain, and covers team management, major players (e.g., Roland Gladu, the "Canadian Babe Ruth"), and the fans. Eight appendices include team rosters, British baseball rules

Victorian Sensation

The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Author: James A. Secord

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226744117

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 5045

"When Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844, it sparked one of the great sensations of the Victorian era, startling and scandalizing more than one hundred thousand readers with its vision of the solar system's formation and humanity's origins."--Back cover.

International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135293090

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 9896

There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

Volume 30: Publications of 1999 and additions from the preceding years

Author: Dept. of Special Collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402016868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 615

View: 3482

The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries aims at recording articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic social and cultural environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation and description.

The History of British Film (Volume 3)

The History of the British Film 1914 - 1918

Author: Rachael Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136206132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

View: 4963

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.