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: 9781476627724
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 396
File size: 23 MB
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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

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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