ERIC Number: EJ405754
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
"Order Is Heaven's First Law": Itinerant Librarians and Bibliographic Control, 1887-1915.
Passet, Joanne E.
Library Quarterly, v60 n1 p23-43 Jan 1990
Describes the work of itinerant librarians in the United States who organized library collections across the country from 1887-1915. Positive results included the widespread adoption of standard classification and cataloging schemes and the training of local librarians. However, low salaries and the practice of employing untrained people were also encouraged, two trends that persist in librarianship. (87 references) (CLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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