Local studies structure and organisation in public libraries by Roger Myall

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Thesis(M.A.) - Course project in the Department of Library and Information Studies, Loughborough University of Technology.

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Providing reference information about the legal structure and organization of public libraries within the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Assistance from the many state library agencies, the FSCS liaisons in the states, and representatives from the AmericanFile Size: 2MB.

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