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The Library World Volume 40 Issue 5

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 November 1937

Abstract

THE question of display in libraries becomes more important with the days. It is therefore a peculiar pleasure to us to publish a fine article by Mr. Savage on this. From his earliest days the ex‐President has been deeply and practically interested in book‐display. We believe that nearly forty years ago he and Mr. Jast worked out many experiments in it which are occasionally revived by those who have quite forgotten their origin. He was, we think, the first librarian here to take an ordinary shop as a branch library and dress its window as if it were a bookshop. Before him few English libraries used colour to any extent, or were aware of the aesthetic value of plants, flowers, curtains and well‐shaped furniture.

Citation

(1937), "The Library World Volume 40 Issue 5", New Library World, Vol. 40 No. 5, pp. 105-128. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb009204

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MCB UP Ltd

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