Carlyle, Panizzi, and the Public Library Ideal


Subject:
Libraries & Archives by Type , Public

Description:
This essay describes how "19th century Scottish essayist, Thomas Carlyle, founded the London Library as a model for an egalitarian institution serving the common man. Carlyle disagreed vehemently with the British Museum's Librarian, Antonio Panizzi, about the role of the library in society and the need for a quiet reading room." Includes a short bibliography. From Library Student Journal, a peer-reviewed student publication.

Creator:
Popowich, A.S.

Publisher:
Library Student Journal

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.librarystudentjournal.org/index.php/lsj/article/view/41/50


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