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Library World Records 3rd Revised edition [Paperback / softback]

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  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 396 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 254x178x12 mm, 153 photographs
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What is the name of oldest public libraries in all of the different continents of the world? In what year was the first CD-ROM book released? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish printed? What are the name of the oldest extant texts or inscriptions written in Chinese, English, Russian, and Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What is the title of the largest and smallest and most expensive books ever published? Where in the world is the world's busiest public library? Which famous horror fiction writer worked in a library? What are the names of the very first three books to contain photographs? Where are the tallest bookstores and library buildings in the world? This updated and expanded edition provides over 500 fascinating facts about libraries, periodicals, books and reference databases. The new book is not just a book about library and book comparisons, it is a remarkable story of libraries and books from the earliest times to the present. It is best described as a Guinness Book of Records for libraries and books.

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Reviews of previous editions: "intriguing...easy, enjoyable browsing" - Library Journal "this ready-reference work is fun to browse...this is an entertaining book that gathers unique information in one volume...this book should surely whet your intellectual appetite...a wide variety of interesting and unusual facts...fascinating...diligent research...will certainly enlighten and entertain" - Booklist "an international indispensable reference work on fascinating superlatives covering libraries and books around the world...fascinating...with surprising facts for everyone, this work will certainly enlighten and entertain librarians about the enduring and remarkable history of our institutions." - Panlibus Magazine

Acknowledgments xv
Foreword to the Third Edition 1(2)
Joyce N. Church
Introduction 3(2)
How to Use This Book 5(2)
World Records for National Libraries
1 Fifteen Oldest National Libraries
7(6)
2 Oldest National Libraries in Africa
13(1)
3 Oldest National Libraries in the Americas
13(1)
4 Oldest National Libraries in Asia
13(1)
5 Oldest National Libraries in the Middle East
13(1)
6 Largest National Libraries with Over 10 Million Books
14(3)
7 Five Largest National Libraries in Africa and the Middle East
17(1)
8 Ten Largest National Libraries in Asia
18(1)
9 Ten Largest National Libraries in Europe
18(1)
10 Five Largest National Libraries in Latin America
19(2)
World Records for Public and Subscription Libraries
11 Fifteen Largest Public Libraries
21(1)
12 Largest Public Libraries in the U.S. and Canada
22(1)
13 Largest Public Libraries in Africa and the Middle East
22(2)
14 Largest Public Libraries in Asia
24(1)
15 Ten Largest Public Libraries in Europe
25(5)
16 Largest Public Libraries in Latin America and Caribbean Islands
30(1)
17 Busiest Public Libraries
31(1)
18 Busiest Public Library in Latin America
32(1)
19 Busiest Public Library in Asia
32(1)
20 Busiest Public Library in Europe
32(1)
21 Public Libraries with the Largest Budgets
32(1)
22 U.S. States with the Largest and Smallest Library Budgets
33(1)
23 Countries with the Largest Number of Public Libraries
33(1)
24 Five U.S. States with the Largest Number of Public Libraries
34(1)
25 Countries with the Largest and Smallest Number of Public Libraries per Capita
34(1)
26 Oldest Public Libraries in Africa and the Middle East
35(1)
27 Oldest Public Libraries in Asia
35(1)
28 Oldest Public Libraries in Europe
36(8)
29 Oldest Public Libraries in Latin America
44(1)
30 Oldest Public Libraries in the U.S. and Canada
44(1)
31 Oldest Public Libraries in the Caribbean Islands
45(1)
32 First Public Library Commemorative Coins of the Millennium
45(1)
33 First Public Library Commemorative Postage Stamp
45(2)
World Records for University and Academic Libraries
34 Twenty-One Largest University Libraries
47(2)
35 Twenty-Six Largest University Libraries in the U.S.
49(1)
36 Ten Largest University Libraries in Europe
50(3)
37 Ten Largest University Libraries in the U.K.
53(3)
38 Ten Largest University Libraries in France
56(1)
39 Ten Largest University Libraries in Germany
57(1)
40 Ten Largest University Libraries in Italy
57(1)
41 Ten Largest University Libraries in Austria and Switzerland
58(1)
42 Eleven Largest University Libraries in Spain and Portugal
59(1)
43 Ten Largest University Libraries in Scandinavia
60(1)
44 Ten Largest University Libraries in Belgium and The Netherlands
60(1)
45 Three Largest University Libraries in Ireland
61(1)
46 Three Largest University Libraries in the Vatican City
61(1)
47 Five Largest University Libraries in Greece and Turkey
61(1)
48 Ten Largest University Libraries in Russia
62(1)
49 Twenty-Five Largest University Libraries in Eastern Europe
62(2)
50 Ten Largest University Libraries in Canada
64(1)
51 Ten Largest University Libraries in India
64(1)
52 Ten Largest University Libraries in Japan
65(1)
53 Ten Largest University Libraries in China
65(1)
54 Ten Largest University Libraries in South Korea
66(1)
55 Ten Largest University Libraries in Australia and New Zealand
66(1)
56 Thirty Largest University Libraries in Africa and the Middle East
66(1)
57 Thirty Largest University Libraries in Asia
67(2)
58 Twenty Largest University Libraries in Latin America and Caribbean Islands
69(2)
59 Largest University Libraries and Top Universities: A Comparison
71(1)
60 Earliest University Libraries in the World
72(2)
61 Fifteen Oldest University Libraries in the World
74(2)
62 Earliest Academic Libraries in Europe
76(1)
63 Ten Oldest University Libraries in Europe
77(1)
64 Five Oldest University Libraries in the U.K.
78(1)
65 Five Oldest University Libraries in France
78(2)
66 Five Oldest University Libraries in Germany
80(1)
67 Five Oldest University Libraries in Spain
81(1)
68 Ten Oldest University Libraries in Eastern Europe
82(1)
69 Fifteen Other Significant Early University Libraries in Western Europe
83(2)
70 Ten Oldest University Libraries in Africa
85(1)
71 Fifteen Oldest University Libraries in the Americas
86(1)
72 Ten Oldest University Libraries in Asia
87(1)
73 Ten Oldest University Libraries in the Middle East
87(2)
World Records for Specialty Libraries and Archives
74 Ten Largest Medical and Nursing Libraries
89(2)
75 Largest Medical Library in Asia
91(1)
76 Largest Medical Library in Latin America
91(1)
77 Largest Biomedical and Scientific Periodicals Library
91(1)
78 Oldest Dental and Medical School Libraries
91(1)
79 Largest Pharmaceutical Libraries
92(1)
80 Largest International Health Library
92(1)
81 Largest Library in Europe on Deafness and Hearing Loss
92(1)
82 Largest Economics Library
92(1)
83 Largest Geography and Geology Libraries
93(1)
84 Largest Library in the Middle East Devoted to Oil Exploration
94(1)
85 Largest Engineering Libraries
94(1)
86 Largest Genealogy Library
95(1)
87 Largest Music Library
95(1)
88 Largest Poetry Library
95(1)
89 Largest Film and Television Library in Europe
95(2)
90 Largest Sound Archives
97(1)
91 Largest Agriculture Libraries
97(1)
92 Largest Botany and Zoology Library
97(1)
93 Largest Science Library
98(1)
94 Largest Military Libraries
98(1)
95 Largest Prison Libraries
99(1)
96 Largest Law Libraries
99(1)
97 Largest Art Library
100(1)
98 Largest Libraries in Europe with Specialized Collections of Books on Africa
100(1)
99 Largest Astronomy Library
101(1)
100 Largest Libraries in Europe Specializing in Education
101(1)
101 Largest Social Sciences Library
101(1)
102 Largest Religious Libraries
102(1)
103 Largest Library in the U.K. Devoted to Women and Children
103(1)
104 Largest Collection of Shakespeare's Printed Works
103(1)
105 Oldest and Largest National Archives
104(1)
106 Oldest National Archives in the Americas
104(1)
107 Oldest National Archives in the Middle East
105(1)
108 Oldest National Archives in Asia
105(1)
109 Oldest National Archives in Africa
105(1)
Miscellaneous World Records for Libraries
110 Thirty Major Libraries That Have Suffered Devastating Fires or Natural Disasters
106(3)
111 Libraries with the Most Branches Worldwide
109(1)
112 Most Expensive Library
110(1)
113 Oldest and Largest Major Private Libraries
110(1)
114 Largest Chained Libraries
111(1)
115 Eight Unusual Things That Happened at Libraries
111(2)
116 First Outer Space Library
113(1)
117 Largest Floating Library
113(1)
118 Largest Mobile Library
113(1)
119 Seventy Exciting Films That Featured Libraries
114(5)
120 Some Notable People Who have Worked in Libraries or as Librarians
119(8)
121 Fifty-Seven Translations of the Word "Library"
127(1)
122 UNESCO World Heritage List and Libraries
128(1)
123 Earliest Libraries
128(8)
World Records for Books, Periodicals and Bookstores
124 Ten Oldest Existing Written Works
136(19)
125 Earliest Written Works in German
155(3)
126 Earliest Written Works from Latin America
158(2)
127 Earliest Written Works in Arabic and Farsi (Persian)
160(2)
128 Earliest Written Works in Japanese and Korean
162(2)
129 Earliest Written Works in Italian
164(1)
130 Earliest Written Works in French
165(3)
131 Earliest Written Works in Spanish and Portuguese
168(4)
132 Earliest Written Works in English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish
172(7)
133 Earliest Written Works in Dutch
179(1)
134 Earliest Written Works from Scandinavia
180(2)
135 Earliest Written Works from Turkey and Eastern Europe
182(2)
136 Earliest Written Works from the Asia-Pacific Region
184(2)
137 Earliest Written Works from Africa
186(4)
138 Oldest Existing Papyrus and Palm-Leaf Manuscripts
190(1)
139 Oldest Existing Parchment Manuscript
190(1)
140 Oldest Existing Vellum Manuscript
191(1)
141 Oldest Written Works by Subject
191(5)
142 Oldest Existing Books Made from Paper
196(2)
143 First Block Printed Books
198(1)
144 First Book Printed with Movable Type
198(2)
145 First Books Printed in English
200(1)
146 First Books Printed in English in the U.K.
200(1)
147 First Books Printed in English in the U.S. and Canada
200(1)
148 First Books Printed in French
201(1)
149 First Book Printed in Italian
201(1)
150 First Books Printed in Spanish, Portuguese and Basque
201(1)
151 First Books Printed in Russian and Eastern European Languages
201(1)
152 First Books Printed in Scandinavia
201(1)
153 First Book Printed in Irish and Scottish
202(1)
154 First Book Printed in Arabic
202(1)
155 First Books Printed in Turkish and Greek
202(1)
156 First Book Printed in Farsi
202(1)
157 First Book Printed in Hebrew
203(1)
158 First Books Printed in Hindi
203(1)
159 First Book Printed in Australia
203(1)
160 First Book Printed in Chinese
203(1)
161 First Books Printed in Japanese and Korean
203(1)
162 First Book Printed in Southeast Asia
204(1)
163 First Book Printed in Latin America
204(1)
164 First Book Printed in Africa
204(1)
165 Largest Collection of Books Printed Before 1501
204(1)
166 Oldest Book Museum
205(1)
167 Six Earliest Dates in Copyright
205(1)
168 First Autobiography
206(1)
169 First Book to Use Page Numbers
206(1)
170 First Book with Illustrations (Not Photographs)
206(1)
171 First Book to Use Photographs
206(1)
172 First Book Printed in Color
207(1)
173 First Book to be Published on Tape (Talking Book)
207(1)
174 First Regular Newspapers
207(1)
175 First Printed Magazines
208(1)
176 First Scholarly or Academic Journal
208(1)
177 First Law Journals
208(1)
178 First Medical Journals
208(1)
179 First Weekly Business Journals
208(1)
180 First Library Journals
209(1)
181 First Paperbacks
209(1)
182 Earliest Professional Handbooks for Librarians
209(1)
183 Largest General Reference Book in English
209(1)
184 Largest General Reference Book in French
210(1)
185 Largest General Reference Book in German
210(1)
186 Largest General Reference Book in Chinese
211(1)
187 Largest General Reference Book in Japanese
211(1)
188 Largest General Reference Book in Arabic
211(1)
189 Largest General Reference Book in Other Languages
211(1)
190 Biggest, Heaviest and Smallest Books
212(2)
191 Books with the Most Pages
214(1)
192 Biggest and Heaviest Periodical
215(1)
193 Most Popular Author Among Library Users
215(1)
194 Most Widely Read Magazines and Newspapers
215(1)
195 First Book Blessed by the Pope
215(1)
196 Best Selling Books of All Time
216(1)
197 Most Translated Books
216(1)
198 First and Most Prolific Novelist
216(1)
199 First Author to Use a Typewriter
217(1)
200 First Major Computer Software for Book Publishing
217(1)
201 Famous and Infamous People Who Wrote Bestselling Books in Prison
217(1)
202 Most Severe Punishments Suffered by a Writer
218(1)
203 Countries with the Largest Number of Books Published in More Than 10 Major Languages
218(1)
204 Largest National Book Expenditure
219(1)
205 Most Expensive Book Project
219(1)
206 Biggest Book Launches
219(1)
207 Thirty-Two Most Expensive Books and Manuscripts
220(5)
208 Six Most Expensive Books That Could Be Bought from Bookstores
225(1)
209 Most Overdue Library Book
225(1)
210 Biggest Book Fines
225(1)
211 Six Famous Stolen Books and Manuscripts
226(1)
212 Most Famous Persons Barred from Borrowing Books from a Famous Library
227(1)
213 First Major Book-Burning Ritual
228(1)
214 Famous Government-Sanctioned Book Bans
229(1)
215 Oldest Bookstores
230(1)
216 Oldest Existing Bookstore in the Americas
230(1)
217 Oldest Existing Bookstores in Asia
230(1)
218 Oldest Existing Bookstores in Africa and the Middle East
230(1)
219 First and Largest Book Clubs
230(1)
220 Largest Online Bookstore
231(1)
221 Largest Online Bookstore in Europe
231(1)
222 Largest Online Bookstore in Asia
231(1)
223 Largest Online Bookstore in Latin America
231(1)
224 Largest Online Bookstore in Africa
231(1)
225 Largest Online Bookstore in the Middle East
232(1)
226 Largest and Tallest Bookstores
232(1)
227 Largest Bookstores Around the World
232(14)
228 Largest Publishers of Books
246(1)
229 Oldest Publishers of Books
247(1)
230 Largest Annual Book Fair
247(1)
231 Largest Annual Book Fairs in the U.S. and Canada
248(1)
232 Largest Annual Book Fairs in Asia
248(1)
233 Largest Annual Book Fairs in Latin America
249(1)
234 Largest Annual Book Fairs in the Middle East
249(1)
235 Largest Annual Book Fairs in Africa
249(2)
World Records for Library Buildings
236 Oldest Existing Library Buildings
251(1)
237 First Library Building to Use Extensive Electrical Lighting
252(1)
238 Twelve Tallest Library Buildings
252(2)
239 Six Largest Library Buildings
254(1)
240 Six Largest University Library Buildings
254(1)
241 Eleven Largest Public Library Buildings
255(3)
242 Largest Scientific and Technical Library Building
258(1)
243 Most Fascinating Library Buildings
258(1)
244 Ten Most Fascinating National Library Buildings
259(4)
245 Ten Most Fascinating University/Academic Library Buildings
263(3)
246 Twenty Most Fascinating Public Library Buildings
266(12)
247 Twenty-Four Other Fascinating Library Buildings
278(10)
World Records for Library Catalogs, Databases and Technology
248 Oldest Library Classification Scheme
288(1)
249 Most Popular Library Cataloging Principles
288(1)
250 Largest National Union Library Catalogs
289(1)
251 Largest Union Library Catalogs in Europe
289(1)
252 Largest Union Library Catalog in the Americas
290(1)
253 Largest Union Library Catalogs in Africa
290(1)
254 Largest Union Library Catalogs in Asia
290(1)
255 Largest Union Library Catalogs in the Middle East
291(1)
256 Largest Unified International Library Catalog
291(1)
257 First Computerized Catalog or OPAC
291(1)
258 First Library OPACs in the U.S.
292(1)
259 First Library OPAC in Europe
292(1)
260 First Library OPAC in Australia
292(1)
261 First Public Library OPAC in the U.K.
292(1)
262 First Library OPAC in Asia
293(1)
263 First Library OPAC in Africa
293(1)
264 First Companies to Develop Library OPACs
293(1)
265 First Library to Make Use of Microfilm
293(1)
266 First Major Library to Digitize a Large Portion of Its Collections
294(1)
267 First Major Computer Database
294(1)
268 Largest Computer Database
294(1)
269 First and Largest Database Host
295(1)
270 Oldest and Largest Database Hosts in Europe
295(1)
271 Oldest and Largest Database Hosts in Asia
296(1)
272 Oldest and Largest Database Hosts in Africa
297(1)
273 First Database Host to Introduce Networked CD-ROM Access
297(1)
274 First Indexing Service
297(1)
275 First Citation Indexes
297(1)
276 Largest Citation Index Database Service
297(1)
277 First Major KWIC Indexing Service
298(1)
278 First Table of Contents Database
298(1)
279 First and Largest Full-Text Databases
298(1)
280 Largest Commercially Available Microform Collection
298(1)
281 Largest Electronic Information Services
299(1)
282 Largest Periodicals Directory Database
299(1)
283 Largest Databases with Electronic Journals and E-Books
300(2)
284 First Major Reference Book on CD-ROM
302(1)
285 Oldest Electronic Newspaper Coverage
303(1)
286 Largest Producers of Newspapers Online and on CD-ROM
303(1)
287 Largest Databases on the Latest Books Published in English
303(1)
288 Largest Databases Covering Reviews of New Books in English
304(1)
289 Largest Live Financial Information Services
304(1)
290 Largest Business and Financial Information Databases
304(1)
291 Largest Business Directory Database in the U.S. and Canada
305(1)
292 Largest Databases on Businesses in Europe
305(1)
293 Largest Databases on Businesses in Asia
305(1)
294 Largest Databases on Businesses in Africa
306(1)
295 Largest Databases on Businesses in Latin America
306(1)
296 Largest Databases on Economics and Business Management
306(1)
297 Largest Collection of U.S. and Canadian Legal Databases
306(1)
298 Largest Collection of European Legal Databases
306(1)
299 Largest Collection of African Legal Databases
307(1)
300 Largest Collection of Asian Legal Databases
307(1)
301 Largest Collection of Middle Eastern Legal Databases
307(1)
302 Largest Medical and Nursing Databases
307(1)
303 First and Largest Printed Medical Indexing Service
308(1)
304 Largest Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Databases
308(1)
305 Largest DNA and Molecular Biology Databases
309(1)
306 Largest DNA Database for Forensic Investigations
309(1)
307 Largest Agriculture, Animal Science and Botany Databases
309(1)
308 Largest Biology Databases
310(1)
309 Largest Zoology and Microbiology Databases
310(1)
310 Largest STM Abstracting, Indexing and Citation Databases
310(1)
311 Largest Chemistry Databases
310(1)
312 Largest Engineering Databases
311(1)
313 Largest Civil Engineering Databases
311(1)
314 Largest Electrical and Electronic Engineering Database
312(1)
315 Largest Technical Standards Database
312(1)
316 Largest Geology Databases
312(1)
317 Largest Geography Databases
312(1)
318 Largest Petroleum Database
313(1)
319 Largest Astronomy Databases
313(1)
320 Largest Nuclear Physics Databases
313(1)
321 Largest Military and Weapons Databases
313(1)
322 Largest Movie Database
314(1)
323 Largest Literature, Music and Songs Database
314(1)
324 Largest History Databases
315(1)
325 Largest Social Sciences and Sociology Databases
315(1)
326 Largest Databases on Art and Architecture
315(1)
327 Largest Database in Psychology, Religion and Anthropology
316(1)
328 Largest Genealogy Database
316(1)
329 Largest Academic Reference Databases
316(1)
330 Largest Doctoral Theses Database in Europe and North America
317(1)
331 Largest Database on Government Policies and Politics
317(1)
332 Largest Database on Pulp and Paper Industries
317(1)
333 Largest Database on Mathematics and Computer Science
318(1)
334 Largest Database on Education
318(1)
335 Largest Bibliographic Database on Transportation Information
318(1)
336 Largest Air Travel Reservation Databases
318(1)
337 Largest Immigration Database
319(1)
338 Largest Fingerprint Database
319(1)
339 Largest Library and Information Science Abstracting and Indexing Service
319(1)
340 First Commercial Information Brokerage
319(1)
341 Most Popular Stand-Alone Bibliographic Database Software
320(1)
342 Largest Online Information Events in Europe
320(1)
343 Largest Online Information Event in North America
321(1)
344 Largest Online Information Event in Asia and Africa
322(1)
345 Largest Digital Images Database
322(1)
346 Largest Patent Databases
322(1)
347 Largest Patent Databases in Europe
322(1)
348 Largest U.S. Patents Database
323(1)
349 Largest Database of Patents in Asia
323(1)
350 Largest Database on Trademarks
323(1)
351 Largest Database on Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patents
323(1)
352 Most Popular CD-ROM Information Retrieval Software Used in Libraries to Access Networked CD-ROM Databases
324(1)
353 First Major CD-ROM Database Used in Libraries
324(1)
354 Largest Search Engines
324(1)
355 Largest Archives of Web Pages and First Library Websites
324(2)
356 Largest Library Document Supply and Inter-Lending Service
326(1)
357 Largest Scientific Document Supply Services
326(1)
358 Largest Library Network or Consortium
326(1)
359 Largest Providers of Subscription Services for Libraries
327(1)
360 Oldest Providers of Subscription Services for Libraries
327(1)
361 Largest Electronic Trading Services for Libraries in the U.K.
327(1)
362 Twelve Greatest Inventions Used in Libraries Today
327(2)
World Records for Library and Information Science Organizations
363 First Library School
329(1)
364 Oldest Accredited Library School in North America
329(1)
365 First Five University Library Schools in the U.S.
329(1)
366 First Five University Library Schools in Europe
330(1)
367 First University Library Schools in Asia and Africa
330(1)
368 First University Library School in the Middle East
330(1)
369 First University in the U.S. to Offer an Extensive Program in Information Science
330(1)
370 First University in Europe to Offer an Extensive Program in Information Science
331(1)
371 Top Fifteen U.S. Library Schools
332(1)
372 Largest National Library Association
332(1)
373 Largest and Oldest National Library Association in Europe
333(1)
374 Oldest National Library Association in Africa
333(1)
375 Oldest National Library Association in Asia
333(1)
376 Oldest National Library Association in the Middle East
333(1)
377 Largest National Information Science Association
333(1)
378 Most Prestigious Award for Information Scientists
334(1)
379 Famous First Full-Time Librarians
334(1)
380 Six Libraries with More Than 800 Staff Members and Their Annual Budgets
334(1)
381 The 345 Largest and Most Important Libraries
335(7)
382 The 160 Oldest Libraries
342(5)
Saint Jerome, the Librarian's Patron Saint 347(1)
The 30 Greatest Texts of All Time 348(1)
Bibliography 349(6)
Index 355
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