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John F. Harvey - Popular Religious Libraries in North America - 9780810833425 - V9780810833425
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Popular Religious Libraries in North America

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Description for Popular Religious Libraries in North America Hardback. Examines the statistically popular religious library world as it exists in the United States and Canada, attempting to place American and Canadian popular religious libraries in their proper settings and comparing them to other major types of libraries in number and size. The geography and demography of these libraries are explained. Num Pages: 768 pages, 538 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 1KBC; GLM; HRA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 221 x 150 x 46. Weight in Grams: 1035.
Few scholars of library science, theology, or popular culture know that 27% of all the libraries in the U.S. and Canada have some form of religious affiliation. John Harvey, a noted international library consultant and former dean of the library school at Drexel, has spent years compiling an exhaustive analysis of these collections, an analysis that will provide the framework for further study of the religious library world as it exists in these two countries. Popular Religious Libraries contains the same data for parochial school libraries, congregational libraries, and libraries open to the public. This extraordinary range of statistics ... Read more

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About John F. Harvey
John F. Harvey (Ph.D., University of Chicago) has had several careers in his fifty years of library and information service — academic library director, library school dean and professor, international consultant, writer and editor. He is a frequent book reviewer and a member of seven religious library associations. He has published ten books and contributed to many professional papers and ... Read more

Reviews for Popular Religious Libraries in North America
...an invaluable refrence tool and provides clearly set out comparative data for colleges, universities, seminaries, convents and monastaries, religious archives, and the libraries of hundreds of denominational headquarters.
Australian Library Journal
...its contents should give rise to directions for future studies by library and information scientists, sociologists, religious studies scholars, and others whose interest in the often-neglected field ... Read more

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