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It began with the yank Library organization (ALA) which desired to rejoice its centenary in 1976 at its headquarters in Chicago. With 5 American librarians and non-librarians i used to be invited to provide a centennial paper. I declined the flattering provide simply because I had left the occupation and had no time to do any examine. I extra innocently, although, that i might be extremely joyful to talk out of non-public event, for example at the impor­ tance of yankee librarianship in my expert existence. This professional­ posal used to be approved; I added the lecture and my textual content used to be published in Libraries and the lifestyles cif the brain. ahead of I had learn my paper in Chicago I acquired a request from the overseas Federation of Library institutions (IFLA) to give a contribution with memories of a President to the 50th anniver­ sary quantity of IFLA (1927-1977). For purposes with which I agreed IFLA didn't put up my paper in complete, equivalent to it's given the following as bankruptcy 10. i'm convinced that nobody will evaluate the 2 models for you to attempt to discover \\That has been omitted within the past printing. different papers have seemed in German Festschrifts, one for Kurt Koster from Frankfurt-aiM (chapter 7) and one for Gerhard Liebers from Munster (chapter five) the previous being focussed to accord with the curiosity of the recipient on medieval Dutch manuscripts, the latter, for related purposes, on library structures.

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