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Publication date: 1 January 1939

G.E. FUSSELL

HOW old is old? If it were not that there were, at least for practical purposes, no English farming books before the age of printing, that question would intrigue me…

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HOW old is old? If it were not that there were, at least for practical purposes, no English farming books before the age of printing, that question would intrigue me vastly— because I should not know how to begin writing this essay. Fortunately, however, any scruples I may have are removed by a matter of fact. The first English farming book was published in the third decade of the 16th century. It was Fitzherbert's Boke of Husbandry, issued in 1523.

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Library Review, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 February 1967

G.E. Fussell

FAR BE IT FROM ME to lay any claim to originality. All I can hope to do is to say in my own words what has often enough been said before. Can anyone do more? It is common…

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FAR BE IT FROM ME to lay any claim to originality. All I can hope to do is to say in my own words what has often enough been said before. Can anyone do more? It is common form to admit that in the fairy tale time of long ago knowledge was shared throughout the known world. It was not hedged in by security and electric fencing. The common market of ideas was not even affected by the continuous wars. It flourished despite the soldiers.

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Library Review, vol. 21 no. 2
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ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 May 1976

G.E. Fussell

IT WOULD BE an impertinence to Constable for anyone not specifically devoted to art to criticize his paintings. Anyhow this has recently been done with a good deal of…

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IT WOULD BE an impertinence to Constable for anyone not specifically devoted to art to criticize his paintings. Anyhow this has recently been done with a good deal of réclame. His taste in reading is quite another matter, and even an historian may venture to discuss it.

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Library Review, vol. 25 no. 5/6
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ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 April 1977

THE Reference Department of Paisley Central Library today occupies the room which was the original Public Library built in 1870 and opened to the public in April 1871…

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THE Reference Department of Paisley Central Library today occupies the room which was the original Public Library built in 1870 and opened to the public in April 1871. Since that date two extensions to the building have taken place. The first, in 1882, provided a separate room for both Reference and Lending libraries; the second, opened in 1938, provided a new Children's Department. Together with the original cost of the building, these extensions were entirely financed by Sir Peter Coats, James Coats of Auchendrane and Daniel Coats respectively. The people of Paisley indeed owe much to this one family, whose generosity was great. They not only provided the capital required but continued to donate many useful and often extremely valuable works of reference over the many years that followed. In 1975 Paisley Library was incorporated in the new Renfrew District library service.

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Library Review, vol. 26 no. 4
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ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 29 September 2021

Kevin Albertson, Christina Purcell and Richard Whittle

This chapter looks at the history of work from a social, economic and political perspective. It analyzes the beginning of work and of industrial relations, on a global…

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This chapter looks at the history of work from a social, economic and political perspective. It analyzes the beginning of work and of industrial relations, on a global scale. It goes on to speculate on in what way work will evolve in the immediate future, given technological change and ecological pressures.

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Publication date: 16 August 2005

Samuel N. Fraidin and Andrea B. Hollingshead

This chapter investigates the effects of gender stereotypes on expectations about expertise and task assignments. We present a theoretical model that predicts and explains…

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This chapter investigates the effects of gender stereotypes on expectations about expertise and task assignments. We present a theoretical model that predicts and explains the pervasive and self-reinforcing effects of gender-based stereotypes on expected knowledge and task assignments in groups. In the model, stereotypes influence expertise recognition, which influences tasks assignments. Task assignments provide group members with task experience and expertise. Expertise influences expertise recognition, making the model cyclical. Expertise gained from task experience also affects stereotypes, creating a cycle that reinforces stereotypes. We describe findings from a program of research designed to examine ways of breaking this self-reinforcing cycle, which investigates the effectiveness of various types of expertise claims made by people with expertise, that is inconsistent with stereotypical expectations. We consider the implications of our theory and data for effects of status on evaluation of expertise claims in work groups.

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Status and Groups
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-358-7

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Publication date: 1 January 1935

With this number the Library Review enters on its ninth year, and we send greetings to readers at home and abroad. Though the magazine was started just about the time when…

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With this number the Library Review enters on its ninth year, and we send greetings to readers at home and abroad. Though the magazine was started just about the time when the depression struck the world, its success was immediate, and we are glad to say that its circulation has increased steadily every year. This is an eminently satisfactory claim to be able to make considering the times through which we have passed.

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Library Review, vol. 5 no. 1
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ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 June 1964

G.E. FUSSELL

The only opinion in this world that appeals to anyone is his own. Jethro Tull, who is perhaps one of the best known personalities in the history of English farming, did…

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The only opinion in this world that appeals to anyone is his own. Jethro Tull, who is perhaps one of the best known personalities in the history of English farming, did not scruple to express his contempt for books, especially books about agriculture. When his seed‐drill and horse‐hoes had become famous he was pressed to write a book about them so that other people might benefit from his ingenuity. He opposed the suggestion with all the force at his command; eventually the pressure of his social obligations proved too much for him. He was not only unwilling to write, but he stated what may have been the habit of the small squire of his own class and the general run of yeoman and tenant farmers of his time. “I was,” he wrote, “so far from being inclined to the scribbling disease, that I had disused writing for above twenty years.” This admission may be taken as an indication that most farmers of Tull's day would avoid writing if they could, and indeed the smaller farmer of today often gets his wife to write his letters for him.

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Library Review, vol. 19 no. 6
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ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 February 1949

This exhibition was primarily intended to show something of the variety of bibliographies and abstracting journals in the English language. It was not intended to be…

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This exhibition was primarily intended to show something of the variety of bibliographies and abstracting journals in the English language. It was not intended to be comprehensive; and although an effort was made to include the most authorative works in each field, in some cases the works shown could claim to be little more than representative.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 October 1979

Jock Murison, Quentin Bibble, SEBASTIAN LOEW, Richard Preston, Margot Lindsay and GE Fussell

‘WITH HIS hundred up, CB lifted his cap for a moment and turned again quickly to get on with his task.’ Do any of you, Dear Readers, remember C B Fry's 144 against the…

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‘WITH HIS hundred up, CB lifted his cap for a moment and turned again quickly to get on with his task.’ Do any of you, Dear Readers, remember C B Fry's 144 against the Australians at the Oval in 1905? It does not matter really because it is Clive Bingley's 100 for NLW which is my concern here. To score a hundred runs at cricket is success indeed, but to buy a professional periodical in declining economic conditions and still to breathe more life into it again is quite phenomenal. And that is no criticism of previous editors, Roy McColvin and Ken Harrison, without whom LW would probably have collapsed altogether!

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New Library World, vol. 80 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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