Saturday, July 11, 2009

Yes, but what if you aren't a national depository, have very limited funds, and must therefore choose?

"As a national depository, Cambridge University Library was entitled to a copy of every book published. Nevertheless, it disdained to collect items deemed beneath its dignity, and thereby refused books by Austen, Byron, Shelley, and Wordsworth."

Timothy Larsen, "Reading habits," Books and culture 14, no. 5 (September/October 2008): 34, and here:

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