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Desiderata Bibliographica

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 June 1942



IN my recent notes on “The Librarian's Tools” I glanced rapidly at the major types of reference works, mainly bibliographical, today available to the librarian and, through him, to the student and the general public. Any such survey shows that the field is a rich one, deserving of rather more thorough gleaning than it receives at many hands—and the more detailed the survey, the more impressive are the existing tools of the librarian found to be. It is therefore with deep admiration of the systematic bibliographer's laborious devotion, and in no carping spirit, that I point to the gaps which are also revealed by the same process of analysis. It is indeed paradoxical, but none the less true, that although the available facilities are great and insufficiently used, yet many additional bibliographies are needed, to say nothing of more general works of reference.


BESTERMAN, T. (1942), "Desiderata Bibliographica", Library Review, Vol. 8 No. 6, pp. 190-193.




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