ERIC Number: ED433041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Fiat Lux, Fiat Latebra: A Celebration of Historical Library Functions. Occasional Paper No. 209.
Krummel, D. W.
Occasional Papers deal with varied aspects of librarianship and consist of papers that generally are too long or too detailed for publication in a periodical, or are of specialized or contemporary interest. This latest volume in the Occasional Paper series reviews the changing and cumulative institutional functions of libraries in Western civilization, tracing "The Seven Ages of Librarianship" from the working archives created by emerging civilizations through contemporary libraries that serve as instruments for social change. The metaphors of "lux" (light) and "latebra" (refuge) are used to characterize how the library serves today's communities. (AEF)
Descriptors: Change, Libraries, Library Development, Library History, Library Role, Library Science, Library Services, Metaphors, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.