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Publication date: 1 January 1986

ANTONIA BUNCH

As Nicholas Barker has pointed out, concern with the problem of deteriorating books has a long history. In 1898 the Prefect of the Vatican Library convened an…

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As Nicholas Barker has pointed out, concern with the problem of deteriorating books has a long history. In 1898 the Prefect of the Vatican Library convened an international conference in St Gall to consider the decay of paper, in particular the new cheaper papers produced from wood pulp. Thereafter a number of libraries established conservation laboratories and the Bodleian monitored tests of the efficacy of different methods of treating paper. An even earlier concern for conservation is noted by Alex Wilson. In the Abbey of Admont the librarian's task was laid down in 1370 as

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Library Review, vol. 35 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 14 October 2011

Nayia Roussou

Cyprus, a small island state in the far eastern corner of the Mediterranean, is an appropriate example of modernising states faced with the influx of Media pluralism and…

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Cyprus, a small island state in the far eastern corner of the Mediterranean, is an appropriate example of modernising states faced with the influx of Media pluralism and all the boons of a rich age of information communication systems, while its indigenous political problems remain unsolved. The invasion of Cyprus by Turkish troops in 1974 and the dichotomy of the land, with Turkish-Cypriots occupying and living in the Northern part and Greek-Cypriots living in the southern part of the island, has created a state in transition, from nationalism to internationalism, from the stage of ethnic cleavage to the stage of modernisation and globalisation. Media pluralism with the proliferation of imported programmes is another dimension in the life of the island. The ethnic/national issues, together with the content of television programmes, were the subject of the present study among youth. The discourses in these issues are presented through the three stages of the research conducted: the statistical research survey, the discourse analysis of 5 out of the top 10 programmes popular among the sample and the 23 interviews and 2 group discussions conducted with members of the sample. The results establish a relationship between television and national/ethnic issues and opens areas of research on television/media discourses about human rights, identity and nationality in an age of globalisation. The world may be sharing images, but individual countries are called upon to face internal national and political realities.

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Human Rights and Media
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-052-5

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Publication date: 1 December 1981

Clive Bingley, Allan Bunch and Edwin Fleming

ANDRE DEUTSCH has sold his library science imprint Grafton Books, which he acquired in 1961 along with the services of myself, to Gower Press.

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ANDRE DEUTSCH has sold his library science imprint Grafton Books, which he acquired in 1961 along with the services of myself, to Gower Press.

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New Library World, vol. 82 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 September 1980

Clive Bingley, Edwin Fleming and Allan Bunch

I SUPPOSE that the library profession holds few more agreeable experiences for an individual than that he should be made the subject of editorial contumely in that piccolo…

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I SUPPOSE that the library profession holds few more agreeable experiences for an individual than that he should be made the subject of editorial contumely in that piccolo among wind‐instruments, the Assistant librarian.

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New Library World, vol. 81 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 August 1990

Mike Cornford, Ruth Kerns, Terry Hanstock, Allan Bunch and Edwin Fleming

… Strange but true facts, number 7: Wandsworth is famous for more than its blue halo.

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… Strange but true facts, number 7: Wandsworth is famous for more than its blue halo.

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New Library World, vol. 91 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 January 1981

Clive Bingley, Edwin Fleming and Allan Bunch

THE WELCOME NEWS, late in November, that the government has finally given the go‐ahead to the first phase of building the new British Library headquarters at Somers Town…

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THE WELCOME NEWS, late in November, that the government has finally given the go‐ahead to the first phase of building the new British Library headquarters at Somers Town next to St Pancras railway station has reawakened the campaign by Professor Hugh Thomas and others to retain the Reading Room at the British Museum as the BL'S centre‐point. Professor Thomas wants the new building to be merely a warehouse for the book collections, and to have books ferried down to readers at Great Russell Street on demand.

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New Library World, vol. 82 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

MURIEL M. GREEN

Containing as it does many of the finest books published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Garrison Library of Gibraltar is no ordinary services' library…

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Containing as it does many of the finest books published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Garrison Library of Gibraltar is no ordinary services' library. Its founding was due to that perceptive Captain (later Colonel) John Drinkwater, author of one of the most famous histories of the Great Siege of Gibraltar which lasted from 1779–1783, the History of the late siege (Spilsbury, 1785). Having suffered from a lack of reading material during the siege, Colonel Drinkwater saw the need for a good circulating library and club as a means of saving the officers of the garrison from “having their minds enervated and vitiated by dissipitation”. His appeal for books, shortly after the seige, attracted nearly 500 gifts which enabled the library to open pending the arrival of the 674 volumes on order from London, there being no bookshop in Gibraltar at that time.

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Library Review, vol. 27 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 October 1954

WITH the approach of the European Management Conference at Torquay and the news that The Work Study Society will be holding a one‐day Conference in London on October 14th…

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WITH the approach of the European Management Conference at Torquay and the news that The Work Study Society will be holding a one‐day Conference in London on October 14th and another in Hereford on November 25th it looks as if work study men will have plenty of opportunities of exchanging points of view this autumn.

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Work Study, vol. 3 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 March 1987

K.G.B. Bakewell

Some libraries and information services are quite definitely user‐centred; some think they are but are not always; some seem to be designed for librarians rather than…

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Some libraries and information services are quite definitely user‐centred; some think they are but are not always; some seem to be designed for librarians rather than users. The purpose of this monograph is to encourage the development of libraries to meet the perceived needs of users — I hope it will be found useful by librarians and information workers as well as by students.

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Library Management, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 31 March 2010

Michael D. Giardina

Looking back, I remember the moment, as a graduate student many moons ago (or, perhaps, it just seems like it), going to a football game my first semester at the…

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Looking back, I remember the moment, as a graduate student many moons ago (or, perhaps, it just seems like it), going to a football game my first semester at the University of Illinois and witnessing the much talked about halftime spectacle of its “embodied mascot” (King, 2007), Chief Illiniwek, performing (fake) “traditional” war dances. It was altogether too easy to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the moment: swaying back and forth with fellow students and alums alike as the marching band played the traditional “Three-In-One”; experiencing the crescendo of emotion; joining in the sense of collective membership in some grand idea – school spirit, or whatnot. A sense of community prevailed throughout. At the same time, it was also really, really, unsettling, recalling the mesmerizing, unified, pride-in-nation imagery running rampant throughout Leni Riefenstahl's (2006[1936]) Olympia. And this was only the first time I had experienced the ritual performance in person.

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Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-961-9

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