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5 - Access: National Collections

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 June 2022

David McKitterick
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University of Cambridge
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national collections. The common word ‘access’ means many things, and it is employed in many contexts. How did people find out about what had been published previously? What did they think of the major national libraries, especially in Britain and France, and their catalogues? What efforts were made for improvement?

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Readers in a Revolution
Bibliographical Change in the Nineteenth Century
, pp. 71 - 79
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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