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The Resource The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford

The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford

Label
The meaning of the library : a cultural history
Title
The meaning of the library
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alice Crawford
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. Generously illustrated, "The Meaning of the Library" examines this key institution of Western culture. Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, contributors -- including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust -- present a cultural history of the library. Whether relishing an account of the Alexandrian Library or a look at the stylish railway libraries of nineteenth-century England, readers will find a survey of the library through time. Here, too, are the imagined libraries of fiction, poetry, and film, from Scheherazade's stories to "The Name of the Rose" and beyond
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1959-
  • 1964-
  • 1938-
  • 1946-
  • 1959-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crawford, Alice
  • Hall, Edith
  • Gameson, Richard
  • Pettegree, Andrew
  • Darnton, Robert
  • Allan, David
  • Sutherland, John
  • Warner, Marina
  • Crawford, Robert
  • Marcus, Laura
  • Enniss, Stephen
  • Price-Wilkin, W. John
  • Billington, James H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Libraries
  • HISTORY / General
Label
The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries / Edith Hall -- The image of the medieval library / Richard Gameson -- The Renaissance library and the challenge of print / Andrew Pettegree -- From printing shop to bookshelves:How books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries / Robert Darnton -- "The advantages of literature": The subscription library in Georgian Britain / David Allan -- Literature and the library in the nineteenth century / John Sutherland -- The library in fiction / Marina Warner -- The library in poetry / Robert Crawford -- The library in film: Order and mystery / Laura Marcus -- "Casting and gathering": Libraries, archives, and the modern writer / Stephen Enniss -- Meanings of the library today / John P. Wilkin -- The modern library and global democracy / James H. Billington
Control code
ocn909857263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691166391
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 785428
  • b15654d3-b2ca-4b1b-b776-d95d9f849276
  • 22573/ctvc64544
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909857263
Label
The meaning of the library : a cultural history, edited by Alice Crawford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries / Edith Hall -- The image of the medieval library / Richard Gameson -- The Renaissance library and the challenge of print / Andrew Pettegree -- From printing shop to bookshelves:How books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries / Robert Darnton -- "The advantages of literature": The subscription library in Georgian Britain / David Allan -- Literature and the library in the nineteenth century / John Sutherland -- The library in fiction / Marina Warner -- The library in poetry / Robert Crawford -- The library in film: Order and mystery / Laura Marcus -- "Casting and gathering": Libraries, archives, and the modern writer / Stephen Enniss -- Meanings of the library today / John P. Wilkin -- The modern library and global democracy / James H. Billington
Control code
ocn909857263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691166391
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 785428
  • b15654d3-b2ca-4b1b-b776-d95d9f849276
  • 22573/ctvc64544
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909857263

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