Subject History

History: History of Libraries

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    "History of Libraries" is the examination of he history of libraries began with the first efforts to organize collections of documents.

    People study "History of Libraries" in order to Topics of interest include accessibility of the collection, acquisition of materials, arrangement and finding tools, the book trade, the influence of the physical properties of the different writing materials, language distribution, role in education, rates of literacy, budgets, staffing, libraries for specially targeted audiences, architectural merit, patterns of usage, and the role of libraries in a nation's cultural heritage, and the role of government, church or private sponsorship. Since the 1960s, issues of computerization and digitization have arisen.

    A few scholars of "History of Libraries" include Marcus Antonius, Abbasids, Muhammad.

    Early libraries, Classical period, Late Antiquity are a few themes of "History of Libraries".