Some Implications of The Canon Debate for Collection Development

Date

1995

Authors

Quinn, Brian A.

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Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Abstract

Canons have been of interest to librarians dating back to the days when Robert Maynard Hutchins instituted the Great Books program at the University of Chicago. Hutchins did so at the suggestion of the popular philosopher, Mortimer Adler. When Adler later helped to popularize the program with the public, public libraries around the country became the sites for meetings of Great Books discussion groups

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Keywords

Canon (Literature), Collection development, Academic libraries

Citation

Quinn, B. (1995), "Some Implications of the Canon Debate for Collection Development", Collection Building, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023388

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