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The 2017 3rd edition updates all existing information in the 2nd edition (2009) as well as provide numerous exciting new information, data, brand new photographs and much much more.


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3rd edition (2017): ISBN (13 numbers): 97814766-67775 396 pages, 156 new photographs. Includes a detailed bibliography and a 48-page comprehensive index. Paperback (alkaline) edition, 7 x 10 inches. Library of Congress number (Z721 .O79 2017).

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3rd Edition Table of Contents


Below is the Table of Contents for the new updated and expanded 3rd edition.

Acknowledgments
Forward to the 3rd Edition by Joyce N. Church
Forward
Introduction
How to Use the Book
World Records for National Libraries
1. Fifteen oldest national libraries
2. Oldest national libraries in Africa
3. Oldest national Libraries in the Americas
4. Oldest national libraries in Asia
5. Oldest national libraries in the Middle East
6. Largest national libraries with Over 10 Million Books
7. Five largest national libraries in Africa and the Middle East
8. 10 largest national libraries in the Asia
9. 10 largest national libraries in Europe
10. Five largest national libraries in Latin America
World Records for Public and Subscription Libraries
11. Fifteen Largest public libraries
12. Largest public libraries in the U.S. and Canada
13. Largest public libraries in Africa and the Middle East
14. Largest public libraries in Asia
15. Ten largest public libraries in Europe
16. Largest public libraries in Latin America
17. Busiest public libraries
18. Busiest public library in Latin America
19. Busiest public library in Asia
20. Busiest public library in Europe
21. Public libraries with the largest budgets
22. U.S. states with the largest and smallest library budgets
23. Countries with the largest number of public libraries
24. Five U.S. states with the largest number of public libraries
25. Countries with the largest and smallest number of public libraries per capita
26. Oldest public libraries in Africa and the Middle East
27. Oldest public libraries in Asia
28. Oldest public libraries in Europe
29. Oldest public libraries in Latin America
30. Oldest public libraries in the U.S. and Canada
31. Oldest public libraries in the Caribbean Islands
32. First public library commemorative coins of the millennium
33. First public library commemorative postage stamp
World Records for University and Academic Libraries
34. 21 largest university libraries
35. 26 largest university libraries in the U.S.
36. 10 largest university libraries in Europe
37. 10 largest university libraries in the U.K.
38. 10 largest university libraries in France
39. 10 largest university libraries in Germany
40. 10 largest university libraries in Italy
41. 10 largest university libraries in Austria and Switzerland
42. 11 largest university libraries in Spain and Portugal
43. 10 largest university libraries in Scandinavia
44. 10 largest university libraries in Belgium and the Netherlands
45. 3 largest university libraries in Ireland
46. 3 largest university libraries in the Vatican City
47. 5 largest university libraries in Greece and Turkey
48. 10 largest university libraries in Russia
49. 25 largest university libraries in Eastern Europe
50. 10 largest university libraries in Canada
51. 10 largest university libraries in India
52. 10 largest university libraries in Japan
53. 10 largest university libraries in China
54. 10 largest university libraries in Korea (South)
55. 10 largest university libraries in Australia and New Zealand
56. 30 largest university libraries in Africa and the Middle East
57. 30 largest university libraries in Asia
58. 20 largest university libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands
59. Largest university libraries and top universities: a comparison
60. Earliest university libraries in the world
61. 15 oldest university libraries in the world
62. Earliest academic libraries in Europe
63. 10 oldest university libraries in Europe
64. 5 oldest university libraries in the U.K.
65. 5 oldest university libraries in France
66. 5 oldest university libraries in Germany
67. 5 oldest university libraries in Spain
68. 10 oldest university libraries in Eastern Europe
69. 15 other significant early university libraries in Western Europe
70. 10 oldest university libraries in Africa
71. 15 oldest university libraries in the Americas
72. 10 oldest university libraries in Asia
73. 10 oldest university libraries in the Middle East
World Records for Speciality Libraries and Archives
74. 10 largest medical and nursing libraries
75. Largest medical libraries in Asia
76. Largest medical library Latin America
77. Largest biomedical and scientific periodicals library
78. Oldest dental and medical school libraries
79. Largest pharmaceutical libraries
80. Largest international health library
81. Largest library in Europe on deafness and hearing loss
82. Largest economics library
83. Largest geography and geology libraries
84. Largest library in the Middle East devoted to oil exploration
85. Largest engineering libraries
86. Largest genealogy library
87. Largest music library
88. Largest poetry library
89. Largest film and television library in Europe
90. Largest sound archives
91. Largest agriculture libraries
92. Largest botany and zoology library
93. Largest science library
94. Largest military libraries
95. Largest library prison libraries
96. Largest law libraries
97. Largest art library
98. Largest libraries in Europe with specialized collections of books on Africa
99. Largest astronomy library
100. Largest libraries in Europe specializing in education
100. Largest history and archeology libraries
101. Largest social sciences library
102. Largest religious libraries
103. Largest library in the U.K. devoted to women and children
104. Largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works
105. Oldest and largest national archives
106. Oldest national archives in the Americas
107 Oldest national archives in the Middle East
108. Oldest national archives in Asia
109. Oldest national archives in Africa
Miscellaneous World Records for Libraries
110. 30 major libraries that have suffered devastating fires or natural disasters
111. Library with the most branches worldwide
112. Most expensive library
113. Oldest and largest major private libraries
114. Largest chained libraries
115. 8 unusual things that happened in libraries
116. First outer space library
117. Largest floating library
118. Largest mobile library
119. 70 exciting films that featured libraries
120. Some notable people who have worked in libraries or as librarians
121. 57 translations of the word “library” around the world
122. UNESCO World Heritage List and Libraries
123. Earliest libraries
World Records for Books, Periodicals and Bookstores
124. 10 oldest existing written works
125. Earliest written works in German
126. Earliest written works from Latin America
127. Earliest written works in Arabic and Farsi (Persian)
128. Earliest written works in Japanese and Korean
129. Earliest written works in Italian
130. Earliest written works in French
131. Earliest written works in Spanish and Portuguese
132. Earliest written works in English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish
133. Earliest written works in Dutch
134. Earliest written works from Scandinavia
135. Earliest written works from Turkey and Eastern Europe
136. Earliest written works from Asia-Pacific region
137. Earliest written works from Africa
138. Oldest existing papyrus and palm-leaf manuscripts
139. Oldest existing parchment manuscript
140. Oldest existing vellum manuscript
141. Oldest written works by subject
142. Oldest existing books made from paper
143. First block printed books
144. First book printed with movable type
145. First book printed in English and Scottish
146. First book printed in English in the U.K.
147. First books printed in English in the U.S.
148. First book printed in French
149. First book printed in Italian
150. First book printed in Spanish, Portuguese and Basque
151. First book printed in Russian and Eastern Europe
152. First books printed in Scandinavia
153. First book printed in Irish
154. First book printed Arabic
155. First book printed in Turkish and Greek
156. First book printed in Farsi
157. First book printed in Hebrew
158. First book printed in Hindi
159. First book printed in Australia
160. First book printed in Chinese
161. First book printed in Japanese and Korean
162. First book printed in Southeast Asia
163. First book printed in Latin America
164. First book printed in Africa
165. Largest collection of books printed before 1501
166. Oldest Book Museum
167. 6 earliest dates in copyright
168. First autobiography
169. First book to use page numbers
170. First book with illustrations (not photographs)
171. First book and periodicals to use photographs
172. First book printed in color
173. First book to be published on tape (talking book)
174. First regular newspapers
175. First printed magazines
176. First scholarly or academic journal
177. First law journals
178. First medical journals
179. First weekly business journals
180. First library journals
181. First paperbacks
182. Earliest professional handbooks for librarians
183. Largest general reference book in English
184. Largest general reference book in French
185. Largest general reference book in German
186. Largest general reference book in Chinese
187. Largest general reference book in Japanese
188. Largest general reference book in Arabic
189. Largest general reference book other languages
190. Biggest, heaviest and smallest books
191. Books with the most pages
192. Biggest and heaviest periodical
193. Most popular author among library users
194. Most widely read magazine
195. First book blessed by the Pope
196. Best selling books of all time
197. Most translated books
198. First and most prolific novelist
199. First author to use a typewriter
200. First major computer software for book publishing
201. Famous and infamous people who wrote bestselling books in prison
202. Most severe punishments suffered by a writer
203. Countries with the largest number of books published in more than 10 major languages
204. Largest national book expenditure
205. Most expensive book project
206. Biggest book launches
207. 32 most expensive books and manuscripts
208. 6 most expensive books that can be bought from bookstores
209. Most overdue library book and the biggest fines
210. Biggest book fines
211. 6 famous stolen books and manuscripts
212. Most famous persons barred from borrowing books from a famous library
213. First major book-burning ritual
214. Famous government-sanctioned book bans
215. Oldest bookstores
216. Oldest existing bookstore in the Americas
217. Oldest existing bookstores in the Asia
218. Oldest existing bookstore in the Africa and the Middle East
219. First and largest book clubs
220. Largest online bookstore
221. Largest online bookstore in Europe
222. Largest online bookstore in Asia
223. Largest online bookstore in Latin America
224. Largest online bookstore in Africa
225. Largest online bookstore in the Middle East
226. Largest and tallest bookstores
227. Largest bookstores around the world
228. Largest publishers of books
229. Oldest publishers of books
230. Largest annual book fair
231. Largest annual book fairs in the U.S. and Canada
232. Largest annual book fairs in Asia
233. Largest annual book fairs in Latin America
234. Largest annual book fairs in the Middle East
235. Largest annual book fairs in Africa
World Records for Library Buildings
236. Oldest existing library buildings
237. First library building to use extensive electrical lighting
238. 12 tallest library buildings
239. 6 largest library buildings
240. 6 largest university library buildings
241. 11 largest public library buildings
242. Largest scientific and technical library building
243. Most fascinating library buildings
244. 10 most fascinating national library buildings
245. 10 most fascinating university library buildings
246. 20 most fascinating public library buildings
247. 24 other fascinating library buildings
World Records for Library Catalogs, Databases and Technology
248. Oldest library classification scheme
249. Most popular library cataloging principles
250. Largest national union library catalogs
251. Largest union library catalogs in Europe
252. Largest union library catalog in the Americas
253. Largest union library catalogs in Africa
254. Largest union library catalogs in Asia
255. Largest union library catalogs in the Middle East
256. Largest unified international library catalog
257. First computerized catalog or OPAC
258. First library OPACs in the U.S.
259. First library OPAC in Europe
260. First library OPAC in Australia
261. First public library OPAC in the U.K.
262. First library OPAC Asia
263. First library OPAC in Africa and the Middle East
264. First companies to develop library OPACs
265. First library to make use of microfilm
266. First major library to digitize a large selection of its collections
267. First major computer database
268. Largest computer database
269. First and largest database host
270. Oldest and largest database hosts in Europe
271. Oldest and largest database hosts in Asia
272 Oldest and largest database hosts in the Middle East and Africa
273. First database host to introduce networked CD-ROM access
274. First indexing service
275. First citation indexes
276. Largest citation index database service
277. First major KWIC indexing service
278. First table-of-contents database
279. First and largest full-text databases
280. Largest commercially available microform collection
281. Largest electronic information services
282. Largest periodicals directory database
283. Largest databases with electronic journals and eBooks
284. First major reference book on CD-ROM
285. Oldest electronic newspaper coverage
286. Largest producers of newspapers online and CD-ROM
287. Largest database on the latest books published in English
288. Largest database covering reviews of new books in English
289. Largest live financial information services
290. Largest business and financial information databases
291. Largest businesses directory database in the U.S. and Canada
292. Largest database on businesses in Europe
293. Largest database on businesses in Asia
294. Largest database on businesses in Africa and the Middle East
295. Largest database on businesses in Latin America
296. Largest databases on economics and business management
297. Largest collection of U.S. and Canadian legal databases
298. Largest collection of European legal databases
299. Largest collection of African legal databases
300. Largest collection of Asian legal databases
301. Largest collection of Middle Eastern legal databases
302. Largest medical and nursing database
303. First and largest printed medical indexing service
304. Largest biomedical and pharmaceutical database
305. Largest DNA and molecular biology databases
306. Largest DNA database for forensic investigations
307. Largest agriculture, animal science and botany databases
308. Largest biology databases
309. Largest zoology and microbiology databases
310. Largest STM abstracting, indexing and citation databases
311. Largest chemistry databases
312. Largest engineering databases
313. Largest civil engineering databases
314. Largest electrical and electronic engineering database
315. Largest technical standards database
316. Largest geology databases
317. Largest geography databases
318. Largest petroleum database
319. Largest astronomy databases
320. Largest nuclear physics database
321. Largest military and weapons databases
322. Largest movie database
323. Largest literature, music and songs database
324. Largest history databases
325. Largest social sciences and sociology databases
326. Largest databases on art and architecture
327. Largest database in psychology, religion and anthropology
328. Largest genealogy database
329. Largest academic reference databases
330. Largest doctoral theses database in Europe and North America
331. Largest database on government policies and politics
332. Largest database on pulp and paper industries
333. Largest database on mathematics and computer science
334. Largest database on education
335. Largest bibliographic database on transportation information
336. Largest air travel reservation databases
337. Largest immigration database
338. Largest fingerprint database
339. Largest library and information science abstracting and indexing service
340. First commercial information brokerage
341. Most popular stand-alone bibliographic database software
342. Largest online information events in Europe
343. Largest online information event in North America
344. Largest online information event in Asia and Africa
345. Largest digital images database
346. Largest patent databases
347. Largest patent databases in Europe
348. Largest U.S. patents database
349. Largest database of patents in Asia
350. Largest database on trademarks
351. Largest database on chemical and pharmaceutical patents
352. Most popular CD-ROM information retrieval software used in libraries to access networked CDROM databases
353. First major CD-ROM database used in libraries
354. Largest search engines
355. Largest archives of web pages and first library websites
356. Largest library document supply and inter-lending service
357. Largest scientific document supply services
358. Largest library network or consortium
359. Largest providers of subscription services for libraries
360. Oldest providers of subscription services for libraries
361. Largest electronic trading services for libraries in the U.K.
362. 13 greatest inventions used in libraries today
World Records for Library and Information Science Organizations
363. First library school
364. Oldest accredited library school in North America
365. 5 first university library schools in the U.S.
366. 5 first university library schools in Europe
367. Oldest university library schools in Asia
368. First university library school in the Middle East
369. First university in the U.S. to offer an extensive program in information science
370. First university in the Europe to offer an extensive program in information science
371. Top 15 U.S. library schools for the year 2008
372. Largest national library association
373. Largest and oldest national library association in Europe
375. Oldest national library association in Asia
376. Oldest national library association in the Middle East
377. Largest national information science association
378. Most prestigious award for information scientists
379. Famous first full-time librarians
380. 6 libraries with over 800 staff members and their annual budgets
381. 345 largest and most important libraries
382. 160 oldest libraries
Saint Jerome, the Librarian's Patron Saint
The 30 Greatest Texts of All Time
Bibliography
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