[bksvol-discuss] Re: number of books in library

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 16:55:43 -0700 (PDT)

Jake,


Perhaps Cheryl means how manhy books are in a branch
of a major library, or in a small library?

Cindy

--- Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Cheryl,
>     I remember a library staff member telling me
> when I was volunteering at 
> the library last year, but the exact number is
> slipping my mind. 1.6 million 
> is coming to mind but all I know for sure its more
> than a million.
>     A quick search of the website yielded no
> results.
> 
> I believe the Library of Congress has upwards of 26
> million per an article 
> posted on this list some time ago.
> 
> Keep in mind though that bookshare is only in its
> third year and that no 
> previous system has been able to churn out the
> volume of books we have.
> 
> Jake
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cheryl Fogle" <cfogle@xxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:00 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] number of books in library
> 
> 
> > Hi everyone.
> >
> > The notice that bookshare now has 24,000 books got
> me thinking. What's the 
> > average number of books in a public library, or a
> university library? I'm 
> > just wondering how the bookshare collection
> compares to other collections. 
> > Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy bookshare and I
> have tons of books that 
> > I'm not sure I can ever read in my lifetime.
> >
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