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ERIC Number: ED056707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Productivity in Branch Libraries Today, and the Future.
Malbon, Ralph
The paper covers two main themes. The first theme considers what should be done about branch libraries, in the rapidly changing conditions of today, for the greater efficiency and economy of library service. The author suggests that there are too many small branch libraries in the towns and cities in England. The author recommends that the library authorities should concentrate their resources solely for the improvement of the large district libraries, those which are located in obviously important sub-areas, far enough from the town center to warrant their existence. Small, ineffective, badly situated branch libraries should be closed. The second theme considers how librarians can plan library service for the future in the forthcoming local government revolution. (MM)
Hon. Publications Officer, County Branch Library, West Walk, Yate, Bristol, England ($.65)
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Authoring Institution: Library Association, London (England). Branch and Mobile Libraries Group.
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: (10 References); Based on a paper presented at a joint meeting of the Branch and Mobile Libraries Group, Wessex Div. of A.A.L., & South-Western Branch of the Library Association