Library World Records, 3d ed.

Library World Records, 3d ed.

by Godfrey Oswald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476667775
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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


Acknowledgments xv

Foreword to the Third Edition by Joyce N. Church 1

Introduction 3

How to Use This Book 5

World Records for National Libraries 7



World Records for Public and Subscription Libraries 21

World Records for University and Academic Libraries 47

World Records for Specialty Libraries and Archives 89



Miscellaneous World Records for Libraries 106

World Records for Books, Periodicals and Bookstores 136

World Records for Library Buildings 251

World Records for Library Catalogs, Databases and Technology 248

World Records for Library and Information Science Organizations 329

Saint Jerome, the Librarian’s Patron Saint 347

The 30 Greatest Texts of All Time 348

Bibliography 349

Index 355

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