Libraries as history: the importance of libraries beyond their texts by David Pearson

Pearson, D. (2007). Libraries as history: the importance of libraries beyond their texts. Paper presented at the Senate House Library Friends: Charles Holden Lecture. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10065/645. Let me reproduce the abstract here to establish context and background: In this edited version of a lecture given in October 2007, David Pearson (Director, University of London Research Library Services) discusses the importance of recognising that the history of libraries is a valid and worthwhile subject, that libraries are interesting things as integral parts of our cultural heritage, and that both they and the books they contain have historical and research value Continue Reading