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Quality versus Quantity

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 May 1954



“Lies from the specialist,” sings the bard, “Give t'old ones a newer twist”; and in addition, of course, a really good lie needs plenty of facts and figures to make it thoroughly convincing. Now, I might claim to be a specialist at the business of abundance, insofar as I have been attempting, for two years, to fill the empty shelves of a new library as quickly as possible; but, so far as facts and figures are concerned, I have none beyond what the BNB informs me is the number of new books received at the British Museum this year, which (at the time of writing) is about 14,000.


HARLEY, J. (1954), "Quality versus Quantity", Library Review, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 284-286.




Copyright © 1954, MCB UP Limited

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