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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Albert
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-23T16:36:46Z
dc.date.available2016-03-23T16:36:46Z
dc.date.issued1973
dc.identifier.citationHarrison, A. (1973) The release of the muses: an inaugural lecture given in the University of Rhodesia. Salisbury: University of Rhodesia.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/10263
dc.descriptionAn inaugural lecture given in 1973 at the University College of Rhodesia by its Librarian, Mr. Albert Harrison.en
dc.description.abstractIn a study of the function of the academic library, specifically, the university library, the historical method is particularly suitable. For, according to the renowned English historian, Stephen Potter: History is a gambit. More precisely the writing of history is a double or treble gambit. It is a way of saying ‘I think’ and ‘what about this’ in a tone which is supposed, simply by adding the word ‘History’ to silence argument. It lis also a way of saying ‘Nothing surprises me because it’s all happened before, if not more so.’ It is a method therefore of making recent events seem a good deal less remarkable than people who have the temerity to write about recent events would lead us to suppose. The development of the modern concept of librarian- ship in universities exemplifies this, and a review of the history of certain features of academic libraries will, I hope, show how it does so, and why the modern concept has arisen.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity College of Rhodesia (now UZ)en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.titleThe release of the muses: an inaugural lecture given in the University of Rhodesiaen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeOtheren
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) (formerly University College of Rhodesia)en


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