Boston's Special Libraries [NOOK Book]

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future ...
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Boston's Special Libraries

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Overview

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940026555826
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1917 volume
  • File size: 203 KB

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legal texts, reference works, and some material on electrical and mechanical engineering. The Official Gazette since 1790 is bound by months and fully indexed. The library is maintained by the company for the use of its employees and the clients of the firm. The concern was established about 40 years ago. Most of the material in the library is indexed by years. Mr. D. A. Griffin is in charge. 3. American Academy of Arts and Sciences Library The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, housed since 1912 in the new building at 28 New- bury Street, put up in memory of Alexander Agas- siz, contains a large library devoted to mathematical and natural sciences. As in the majority of such cases, this library began with the very establishment of the Academy—in 1780. Since then it has continually received additions by exchange, by gift, and through the publications of Fellows of the Academy, who now number five hundred. There are at present 35,000 volumes and 12,000 pamphlets in the collection. The bound books are kept in the stacks, of which there are six floors, one of which is used for storage space. The administrative office of the library houses the pamphlet material in file cases to the number of nearly 200. The card catalogue is also in this room. It is a guide to the entire collection and lists the material under authors and subjects. The catalogue contains approximately 65,000 cards. Magazines to the number of about fifty, devoted chapter{Section 4to the field in which the library specializes, are filed. Many are of foreign countries. The reading room, which is furnished with comfortable arm chairs and desks, contains many reference books. The bulk of the material is kept,however, in the stack rooms. Memoirs and proceedings of scientific societies all over t...
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