ERIC Number: ED441412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Library History Revisited: Research Areas and Methodology.
This paper discusses research areas and methods related to library history. The first section outlines research areas, including activities such as services to children in public libraries, mobile libraries, cataloging rules and practice, classification rules and practices, development of bibliographies, organization models, literature offered to users, library users, availability of the library, and the impact of the development of new medias. The importance of relating library history to the development of society is stressed. Research methods are addressed in the second section, including deciphering historical materials, difficulty finding sources, and language problems. (MES)
Descriptors: Historiography, Libraries, Library Development, Library History, Library Research, Library Services, Primary Sources, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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