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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...urge librarians to keep a sharp look-out for publications issued on and in the colonies, publications which frequently give information and suggest ideas not to be found elsewhere.... l would suggest that English librarians should make use of their colonial confreres and should press them into the service. in each colony there will be found at least one librarian who will be willing to become what i may term a 'corresponding member' of any large British library that requests his services, and keeps its librarian posted in the latest movements in his particular corner of the Empire. l feel sure that not only would he be glad to point out useful local publications and colonial blue-books or parliamentary reports that throw any light upon colonla! affairs, but that he would in some cases be ready to act as an unofficial adviser to anyone in search of information with whom lie was put into communication.... in the matter of colonial bibliography how useful would he the relations thus established.... l should like to see a special colonial collection in every large public library, placed in view and reach of the public--books dealing with the history, resources, laws, institutions, and social problems of our colonies." The British museum library lacks many of these official publications, and has not even catalogued most of those it actually has. They are available at the library of the Royal colonial institute and the London school of economics. Up-to-date maps of the empire are lacking in English libraries. The blue books of the colonies may be had by every library in England, though colonial libraries may not receive the imperial blue books without paying for them. No list of official publications covering the whole empire is published. Colonial librarian...
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