Library Trends 02 (1) Summer 1953: Current Trends in Libraries of the United States Government


Library Trends 2 (1) Summer 1953: Current Trends in Libraries of the United States Government. Edited by Verner W. Clapp and Scott Adams.

Just as the needs, operations, and services of the federal government run the gamut of human activities, so are its libraries variegated. They include on the one hand ivy-clad college and university libraries; on the other, special libraries for music, the graphic arts, archaeology, pure science, medicine, agriculture, and other applied sciences. There are libraries of maps, of photographs, of private and public papers.

It is difficult, among such diversity of size, scope, organizational status, and service, even broadly to categorize the federal libraries. The areas of common interest among the federal librarians and their nonfederal colleagues include almost the whole range of professional concerns. The editors have attempted to find in the federal library complex not a static pattern, but dynamic evolving situations.

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