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. 1911 Excerpt: ... of effecting exchanges is through the medium of library publications such as annual reports and the A. L. A. Bulletin. Books exchanged with ...Read MoreThis 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. 1911 Excerpt: ... of effecting exchanges is through the medium of library publications such as annual reports and the A. L. A. Bulletin. Books exchanged with other libraries may be either on a piece-for-piece basis in the case of ordinary books, or on a priced exchange basis if the books have cash value but are not of a kind which can be readily disposed of to bookdealers. In the latter case the balance is struck by returning the value of the book in kind rather than by cash payment. When exchange between two libraries is not practicable, duplicates may be bought or sold to mutual advantage. Duplicates of United States documents which are no longer desired should be shipped back to the Superintendent of Documents, at Washington, D. C, under government frank. The idea of a central clearing house for duplicates has been brought forward a number of times but without practical result. Some state libraries act in this capacity for libraries within their state. Duplicate exchange records may be kept either on cards or in a loose-leaf ledger alphabetically arranged under the names of the exchanging libraries. In one column is kept the record of the number of volumes sent out and in another column the number received. In the case of priced exchanges the value of each volume or shipment is recorded. Many publications may be obtained without charge by libraries for the asking. Before a book, periodical, or document is purchased, it is always prudent to consider whether or not it may be obtained gratis. Many national, state and city bureaus are willing to secure a wide circle of readers by distributing their publications to libraries. A number of books which are issued, not essentially for sale, but as propaganda, advertising, or for the pleasure of the author, will be sent gratuitous...Read Less
Good. Former Library book. 67 +  pages, bound, with b&w frontispiece, in softback with black lettering on front; Great Seal on rear. Includes b&w photographic illustrations and illustrative building plans. Hinges are strong. The textblock is tight and square, and the pages are clean and intact. Slight edgewear. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good. 67, 12 plates pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers; wrappers dust soiled. B&W illustrations including photographs, floor plans, etc. Essays on the history, organization and operations of the library. OCLC: 2355066.
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1911 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Library Of Congress. Bishop, William Warner. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Library Of Congress. Bishop, William Warner. Chicago, Ill. : American Library Association Publishing Board, 1911. Subject: Library Of Congress.
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