Language: English . Brand New Book. The origins of the Leiden University Library date to 1575, when William of Orange donated the first book to its collection. Since opening its first reading room in 1587, the library has been a great asset to the university community, and since the Enlightenment it has helped direct the development and dissemination of knowledge. Now, as the library enters the digital age, Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck brings to vibrant life the interactions between generations of librarians and thousands of library visitors over the centuries, from readers of chained books to current users of web services. N° de réf. du libraire
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Leiden University Library has a long history of services around versatile collections and unique sources, dating back to the sixteenth century. The library has always been considered a great asset to the university, not only since the first library room was constructed in 1587, but even before, when founding father William of Orange, in 1575, donated the very first book.
'Magna Commoditas' presents numerous accessions that formed its famous special collections, but also the impact of the digital revolution. It describes the role of the library as one of the cultural centres that gave direction to the development and spread of knowledge during the Enlightenment as well as the efforts of a library continuously trying to meet the manifold challenges created by new developments in science and culture and by changing demands.
'Magna Commoditas' is a fully illustrated and thoroughly researched story of the interaction between dozens of librarians and thousands of library visitors in past and present: from readers of chained books to current users of webservices.
- Christiane M.G. Berkvens-Stevelinck is professor European Culture at Radboud University Nijmegen
Titre : Magna Commoditas - Leiden University s Great...
Éditeur : Leiden University Press
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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