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THE FACILITIES OF THE LEEDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR THE STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY

B.S. PAGE (Leeds University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection Leeds, 30th November, 1950)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 February 1951

Abstract

The facilities of a library are, I presume, the collections themselves and the services offered by the library administration in the use of those collections by readers. The most satisfactory way of assessing the value of a library collection is to use it for the purpose for which it is intended, though an expert librarian or an expert reader can form an approximate judgment if he knows the size, scope and highlights of the collection. I do not know whether I can bring you even to an approximate judgment, since the field I shall have to cover is wide and I must not burden you with long lists of materials in subjects in which not all of you will be equally interested; I am also aware that, while you are specialists in one or more of the subjects to which I shall refer, I am merely a general librarian and only too liable to fail from lack of knowledge. As for the services, they, in a general university library, are roughly the same for the technological student as for all other students, and, therefore, it is these services which I must endeavour to describe to you as briefly as I can. I will do this first, and reverse the genetic order.

Citation

PAGE, B.S. (1951), "THE FACILITIES OF THE LEEDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR THE STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 131-136. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049399

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