Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

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ISBN-13: 9780826413253
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Fred Lerner holds degrees in history and library science from Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He has also written widely on contemporary science fiction and produces a bibliographical database indexing literature on posttraumatic stress disorder. He lives in Vermont with his wife Sheryl, a retired teacher.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Preface

1 The Earliest Libraries

2 Libraries of Classical Antiquity

3 Lanterns of the Dark Ages

4 Libraries of the Orient

5 Libraries of the Islamic World

6 The High Middle Ages

7 Gutenberg's Legacy

8 Treasuries of the Book

9 The Repositories of Knowledge

10 Libraries for the People

11 The Rising Generation

12 Putting Knowledge to Work

13 The Craft of Librarianship

14 Libraries of the Future

Notes

Principal Works Consulted

Index

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Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dapperlibrarian on LibraryThing 25 days ago
A conise overview of the history of libraries most in Western world countries, a bit too weak on non-Western library history.