Broken Pieces: A Library Life, 1941-1978

Broken Pieces: A Library Life, 1941-1978

Michael Gorman


From his earliest interpreting thoughts in wartime Britain via 5 a long time of librarianship, eminent librarian
and former ALA President Michael Gorman bargains insights from his amazing occupation during this new memoir.
Gorman relates his own trip in prose that's via turns fascinating, opinioned, and
revealing. He made might be his most important contribution to librarianship as editor of the 1978 Anglo-
American Cataloguing ideas, an immense improvement that gets designated recognition the following. The debates and
arguments that might form expert perform for future years are dramatically provided, with a bright cast
of characters together with prime librarians from continents. Broken Pieces, Gorman s account of being on
the entrance traces of a few of the most crucial judgements made in librarianship in the course of his occupation, is a well timed and
entertaining learn.

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