Size and efficiency in public library provision a review of the arguments by Arthur F. Midwinter

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StatementArthur Midwinter and Murray McVicar.
SeriesBritish Library R&D report ;, 6076, British Library research & development reports ;, rept. no. 6076.
ContributionsMcVicar, Murray., British Library. Research and Development Dept.
LC ClassificationsZ791, Microfiche 2502, no. 6076 (Z)
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Pagination26 p.
Number of Pages26
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Open LibraryOL1241968M
LC Control Number94628722

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