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Investigates ‘end paper advertising’ (publishers inclusion in own publications of additional printed matter not connected with the primary text). Makes note of books and other publications from as far back as 1751 ‐ ‘The Gardeners Kalendar’ and goes on to give an in‐depth study of this area. Concludes that this study covers a heretofore‐uncovered area of interest.
IT WOULD BE GENERALLY ADMITTED that among the various amenities of a university hall of residence, the library performs a very important function. It is that part of the building where students can be sure of finding quietness and the atmosphere in which calm relaxation can be enjoyed away from the more restricted scope of the private study‐bedroom. Yet the successful organization of such a library presents certain difficulties which do not occur in other institutions offering library facilities. For one thing, it is virtually impossible to enforce regulations with the same degree of strictness as obtains in, say, a public library: in most cases the hall library has to be staffed by voluntary helpers, and this rules out the introduction of an elaborate checking‐out system. The library can, of course, be locked and unlocked at the discretion of the tutor in charge: but students always resent what they take to be restrictions on their liberty, and any recourse to prohibitive measures is distasteful in a community where a fair degree of individual responsibility is taken for granted. A certain number of regulations are obviously essential; but they can seldom be observed with absolute punctiliousness. Apart from purely technical details, however—such things as hours of opening, general access to books, and so on—there are several other matters which the hall of residence librarian has to face up to, if he is going to make the library a congenial centre of enlightenment rather than a mere storehouse for a growing accumulation of volumes.
ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS in publishing since the Second World War has been the growth, on both sides of the Atlantic, of the ‘scholarly reprint’ business. To readers who cannot afford to buy expensive books this may seem by now to have become something of a luxury trade, the high prices asked—two, three and four pounds a volume—suggesting excessive profits. But in the context of such things as university expansion and the establishment of specialist libraries in need of standard works not normally available in the well‐known cheap editions, reprints of books which enjoy an acknowledged reputation in the world of learning have suddenly assumed a new importance. The demand for certain classes of books is so great that secondhand booksellers cannot meet it: and even if they could, they are under certain disadvantages when their wares are contrasted with freshly reprinted material coming straight from a modern publishing house.
It is said that travel broadens the mind, deepens the understanding and refreshes the spirit. Judging by the amount of long distance travel undertaken nowadays by more people than ever before, it may also be said to widen the beam! However, this brief article is mainly concerned with the scope and benefits of the Library Association's programme of internships.
IT is said that travel broadens the mind, deepens the understanding and refreshes the spirit. Judging by the amount of long distance travel undertaken nowadays by more people than ever before, it may also be said to widen the beam! However, this brief article is mainly concerned with the scope and benefits of the Library Association's programme of internships.
PETER MARK ROGET died on 12 September 1869, Nevertheless, he is more widely known today than he ever was in his heyday. His name has endured a full century, and may indeed endure for ever, primarily because of the great popularity, extraordinary sale, and unforgettable title of his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. This astonishing collection of interchangeable parts of speech, ‘classified and arranged … so as to facilitate the expression of ideas and assist in literary composition’, was first published in 1852, long after Roget had retired from medical practice and shortly after he had given up his post as secretary of the Royal Society. He was already 73 years old, but since he could not slacken his habitual pace, he continued to work unceasingly on revision after revision until there were twenty‐eight revisions when he died seventeen years later. After his death, his son, John Lewis Roget, edited the Thesaurus until 1908; a grandson, Samuel Romilly Roget, then took over the editorship and retained control over the legacy until 1936.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the recent outreach service efforts of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Main Library in the form of a Hall of Residence…
The purpose of this paper is to assess the recent outreach service efforts of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Main Library in the form of a Hall of Residence Librarian Programme. The aim of the programme was to minimize library anxiety through partnership with the Office of Students Services.
The transition from the secondary to the tertiary level is not always the smoothest for some students. On the islands of the English-speaking Caribbean, such as Jamaica, it can be especially difficult as some matriculants have never used an automated library. These students often experience great difficulty in effectively using the library which may result in them shying away from doing so and thus negatively impact the quality of their work. The UWI, the UWI Main Library, Mona campus, Jamaica has sought to address this challenge through the development of an outreach project to the first-year students entitled the Halls of Residence Librarian (HRL) programme.
This new form of library outreach on The UWI Mona campus has yielded the offering of library services in new locations, strategic partnerships, increased interactions with the first-year students and a greater awareness of these students ' needs. Most importantly, it was very effective in reducing library anxiety among the first-year students.
The “low” turnout to Research Rescue was largely attributed to the fact that this programme was entirely optional for the students, and it was not affiliated with any compulsory course or class. There was also the issue of a lack of incentives to boost student attendance at these sessions.
This initiative is untested in the English-speaking Caribbean. The paper explores the outreach efforts of the library at the Mona campus of The UWI and seeks to add to the limited body of literature on Academic Library Outreach in the Caribbean.
THE Manchester School of Librarianship was founded in October 1946, one of the original five schools opened in the autumn of that year. It was attached to the Department of Industrial Administration in the Manchester College of Science and Technology and was thus something of an exception, as the majority of schools of librarianship were attached to Colleges of Commerce or general Colleges of Further Education. As accommodation was very limited in this rapidly expanding college, the then City Librarian of Manchester, Charles Nowell, kindly offered the use of two rooms in the Central Library, so after a brief period in the College building, the students were moved to the Central Library, though the School remained administratively a part of the College. Many former students must have memories of those two curving rooms, the Manchester Room and the Lancashire Room, with their old‐fashioned school desks.