Library World Records, 3d ed.

Library World Records, 3d ed.

by Godfrey Oswald
Library World Records, 3d ed.

Library World Records, 3d ed.

by Godfrey Oswald

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Which are the oldest public libraries in the world? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish? What are the oldest extant texts written in Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What are the titles of the largest, smallest or most expensive books ever published? Where is the world's busiest public library? Which three books were the first to contain photographs? In its updated and expanded third edition, this reference work provides hundreds of fascinating facts about libraries, books, periodicals, reference databases, specialty archives, bookstores, catalogs, technology, information science organizations and library buildings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476667775
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Former librarian and information consultant Godfrey Oswald is also the creator of “The Info Connect LIS Directory,” the largest available alphabetical directory on the Internet for librarians. He lives in London, England.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition by Joyce N. Church
How to Use This Book
World Records for National Libraries

World Records for Public and Subscription Libraries
World Records for University and Academic Libraries
World Records for Specialty Libraries and Archives
Miscellaneous World Records for Libraries
World Records for Books, Periodicals and Bookstores
World Records for Library Buildings
World Records for Library Catalogs, Databases and Technology
World Records for Library and Information Science Organizations
Saint Jerome, the Librarian’s Patron Saint
The 30 Greatest Texts of All Time
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