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Australia's Dream: The national approach to bibliography in a federal structure

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 May 1992

Abstract

In 1974, at the height of the French revolutionary terror, the abbé Henri Grégoire, a member of the Convention and of its Committee of Public Instruction, presented a report to the Committee on the need for a national bibliography and a national library. He attacked the bibliophages (“eaters of books”) who wanted, in the name of the revolutionary republic, to destroy the accumulated books and libraries of the pre‐revolutionary era. The materials in these libraries, he argued, were “national assets”, which should all be listed in a national bibliography and made available to the nation in a great national library.

Citation

Burrows, T. (1992), "Australia's Dream: The national approach to bibliography in a federal structure", New Library World, Vol. 93 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb055678

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MCB UP Ltd

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