Princesses Ismah and Saljuqi, highly privileged women in the medieval Islamic world, produced a college and library to further men’s education. … Read the post privileged women promoted men’s education in medieval Islamic world
Early computerized library book circulation systems in the 1970s used punched cards to register circulation records. That’s yesterday in book history. … Read the post punched cards for library book circulation
Lack of fungible resources among potential readers and status guarding among book owners constrained book circulation in the ancient world. … Read the post book circulation amid world of social distinctions
Status-seeking among the elite in the many cities of ancient Greece could have driven the Library of Alexandria’s collection to over 100,000 rolls. … Read the post the ancient Library of Alexandria's tribute to knowledge
If the Library of Alexandria hadn’t been destroyed by violence, it would have been destroyed by lack of collection maintenance and media transition. … Read the post how the great Library of Alexander was destroyed
Libraries in 10th-13th century Baghdad promoted sharing knowledge and disseminating books. Knowledge competition doesn’t always have that effect. … Read the post competition to share knowledge through libraries
Electronic resources in fiscal year 2011 accounted for 74% of the American University Library’s collections expenditure. … Read the post American University Library moving quickly to electronic resources
Muslim scholars preserved an account of an ancient Greek library, probably at Ephesus, reportedly containing an estimated 1.7 million books. … Read the post a huge ancient Greek library?
Government publications were borrowed amazingly frequently from the Muncie Public Library in Indiana between 1891 and 1902. … Read the post government publications relatively more popular last century
Books frequently borrowed from a US public library c. 1895 were about 17 years old, compared to under 2 years old for recent UK public library borrowing.
… Read the post popular book publication age decreased greatly since 1895