Books Received | Published:

The Expanding Library

Nature volume 154, page 655 (25 November 1944) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

THE growth of American research libraries, averaged together, according to figures quoted by Mr. Fremont Rider, shows a doubling at almost exactly sixteen-year intervals, and there seems no good reason for believing that the rate of growth will be seriously checked for many years to come. If unchecked, the figures for some of America's largest libraries will become astronomical. Though, for a variety of reasons, the rate of growth of British libraries is not equally rapid, there is much of value and interest to be found in Mr. Rider's examination of the problems involved and in the suggested solution.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/154655a0

Authors

  1. Search for E. M. R. DITMAS in:

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing