Library Cooperation in Regard to Scientific Serials

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ABOUT two years and a half ago a short paper of mine on “Library Aids to Mathematical Research” was fortunate enough to attract a little passing attention, the object of it being to bring about friendly cooperation among the public libraries of a city or district with a view to prevent waste in the purchase of duplicates, and thereby to make a greater number of serials accessible to research students. Of course, it was intended that this cooperation should be accompanied by the publication of a hand-list giving the names of the serials, and showing workers in what libraries any given serial was certain to be found. In NATURE in particular the matter received sympathetic consideration (see vol. lxxiii., pp. 372, 413, 438, 464, 513), and from the eminence of the correspondents hopes were raised that something practically valuable would be the outcome.

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MUIR, T. Library Cooperation in Regard to Scientific Serials. Nature 78, 539–540 (1908) doi:10.1038/078539c0

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