THE outline programme of the Library Association Conference at Cambridge has now been circulated. It is eloquent of the change that has come over the Library Association in recent years. Twenty years ago technical papers on cataloguing, binding, classification, class lists and similar matters were frequent. In this Cambridge programme questions of policy and organisation on the larger scale appear to be dominant. County libraries continue to occupy a large share of the programme. It must not be supposed, however, that the programme is not very varied, because that is its main characteristic. Literature, library architecture, publishing and bookselling from the points of view of the author, publisher, bookseller and librarian, university libraries, modern branch libraries, the place of reading in national life, and other subjects, combine very nicely with a civic reception, a garden party in a college garden, the annual dinner, and visits, at choice, to Peterborough, Bedford and Ely.
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