Exploitation is a word which has only one meaning, but its connotation may not be quite the same for the trades union leader as it is for the tactician. To the librarian it has for some years meant getting the utmost value from a book stock limited by a rigid book fund. Having spent valuable staff time and money in selecting the book and putting it through ordering, accessioning, classification and cataloguing processes, he wants it to reach as many as possible of those able to profit from it. To achieve this, he indulges in publicity of various sorts—library bulletins and accessions lists, specially prepared booklists on individual subjects, displays of new books and of material of topical interest, and so on.
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