The meaning of the library : a cultural history

by Alice Crawford

Other authorsRobert Darnton (Author.), John Sutherland (Author.), Marina Warner (Author.), Edith Hall (Author.), James H. Billington (Author.), Robert Crawford (Author.), Laura Marcus (Author.), Andrew Pettegree (Author.), David Allan (Author.), Stephen Enniss (Author.), Richard Gameson (Author.)1 more, W. John Price-Wilkin (Author.)
Hardcover, 2015




Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2015]


"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.

User reviews

LibraryThing member dono421846
As with all edited volumes, not all contributions to this collection are of equal quality. The best, however, do a wonderful job of evoking what the library means to society. A wonderful counter to works that argue that libraries can be reduced to information dispensaries.



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