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The Role Of Rare Books In A University Library, Charles W. Mann Apr 1972

The Role Of Rare Books In A University Library, Charles W. Mann

The Courier

Charles W. Mann describes the proper role of rare books with regards to an academic library. Instead of the rare books being the heart of the library, Mann argues that rare books collections give each academic library a distinct personality based on its makeup.


The Building Of A Library, Warren N. Boes Jan 1972

The Building Of A Library, Warren N. Boes

The Courier

This article details the planning of the Ernest S. Bird Library that took place from the late 1950s until its completion in 1972. Great effort was taken to make the building modular and able to handle future concerns.


The Past As Future, Antje B. Lemke Jan 1972

The Past As Future, Antje B. Lemke

The Courier

As soon as man began to record information, he faced two questions: how to find material that was durable enough to preserve his message, and how to find material that was easy to handle, could be drawn on quickly and could be carried with ease. Stone seemed to be the least perishable substance, but while it was ideal for monuments in honor of gods or rulers, it certainly was not practical for business transactions or scholarly pursuits. Thus, from the beginning of writing to our day, those who have been concerned with communication - publishers, librarians and all who write or ...