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Consenting and Dissenting Bibliophiles in Public and Private

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the passion for reading and book-collection across the social classes: what determined choice and availability of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, light and ... More


Libraries, Knowledge and Public Identity

David McKitterick

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the identification of libraries as a national and public issue and the establishment of librarianship as an identifiable profession. The public identity of libraries lay in ... More


Reading in the Periodical Press

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the ways in which reviews and articles served to consolidate Victorian and Edwardian assumptions about women as readers. ... More


Public Libraries, Modern Nations

Nicola Miller

in Republics of Knowledge: Nations of the Future in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691176758
eISBN:
9780691185835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176758.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter mentions the Liberators that took time out from their military campaigns to attend to the creation of major public libraries during the wars of independence between 1808 and 1826. It ... More


Creating Digital Civil Society: The Digital Public Library of America

Lucy Bernholz

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Modern civil society, nonprofits, and foundations are structured to manage the donation of time and money and regulations codify the limits of their use. Going forward, digital data and ... More


Becoming “Treasures and Trash”: The Africana Museum in the Johannesburg Public Library, 1935–1977

Sara Byala

in A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030272
eISBN:
9780226030449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030449.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter charts the history of the Africana Museum from its founder’s death until its attainment of a permanent home in order to trace the museum’s transformation from a space structured around ... More


Dos yidishe bukh alarmirt! Towards the History of Yiddish Reading in Inter-War Poland

Ellen Kellman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the history of Yiddish reading in inter-war Poland. Jewish public libraries played a pivotal role in working-class Jewish culture in the period between the wars. Since many young ... More


Libraries

Marie-Louise Legg

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the founding of public libraries in nineteenth-century Ireland. The establishment of public libraries took longer than originally hoped as a result of the low value of Irish ... More


Digital Monopolies

Maurizio Borghi and Stavroula Karapapa

in Copyright and Mass Digitization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664559
eISBN:
9780191758409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664559.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Companies and institutional users who have invested in digitizing copyright works — and have made a continuous and uninterrupted use of them — may have an interest in continuing with this use, even ... More


Public Libraries

R. David Lankes

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529082
eISBN:
9780262334600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.003.0016
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The core of this chapter can be summarized as “The Community is the Collection” and discusses the role and activities of public libraries in communities. Community reference is outlined. The bulk of ... More


“Determined to Be Relevant”: The Museum Reimagined, 1977–1994

Sara Byala

in A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030272
eISBN:
9780226030449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030449.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on the museum during the final act of apartheid, from 1977 to 1994, and the ways in which the museum sought to position and understand itself in time and space. “Determined,” in ... More


Assembling a Collection

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the creation of a book collection, looking at the different ways by which Romans had access to the collections. The first part of the chapter discusses the process of obtaining ... More


Inventing Interfaith: The Wartime Reading Campaign of the National Conference of Christians and Jews

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The notion of a shared Judeo-Christian national identity became a defining feature of American public life in the war and postwar years. The U.S. government called upon a private interfaith ... More


Reading Spaces in Dublin

Clara Cullen

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the slow development of public libraries in nineteenth-century Dublin. Factors such as high rates, financial constraints, the changing demographic profile of the citizenry, ... More


Normal, Illinois; Chicago; Wilberforce; and Chicago Public Library

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details Regina's years in Normal, Illinois; and then shifts to her return to Chicago and her college experiences at Wilberforce University. It was in Normal that she attended school with ... More


The New York Public Library

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Regina's decades-long battle with the New York Public Library (NYPL). For all that she was doing for the NYPL, Regina believed that she was neither being paid a wage that ... More


Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Ethelene Whitmire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W. E. B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay ... More


Pasadena

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Pasadena, a quiet and conservative residential city, lies 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains which stand like a great Spanish comb behind it. ... More


The Library Screen Scene: Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities

Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslauriers, and Pam Steager

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190854317
eISBN:
9780190057534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854317.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Throughout life, people use film, videos, and media for entertainment and learning. In an increasing number of school, public, and academic libraries, people get opportunities to screen and discuss ... More


American Readers and Their Novels

Amy L. Blair

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the central debates over the very nature of reading the novel in the period from 1870 to 1940. It considers the kinds of books that people read or should read, how reading for ... More


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