The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History

by Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press
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From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. The Meaning of the Library is a generously illustrated examination of 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, notable contributors―including the Librarian of Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust―present a cultural history of the library. In an informative introduction, Alice Crawford sets out the book's purpose and scope, and an international array of scholars, librarians, writers, and critics offer vivid perspectives about the library through their chosen fields. The Meaning of the Library will appeal to all who are interested in this vital institution's heritage and ongoing legacy.

BindingHardcover
EAN9780691166391
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN9780691166391
Height950 mm
Length650 mm
Width150 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
MPN33 halftones.
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages336
Package Quantity1
Part Number33 halftones.
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2015-06-23
PublisherPrinceton University Press
StudioPrinceton University Press
Sales Rank1084354

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