Questions tagged [library-and-information-science]

Questions related to the area of studies known as library and information science or LIS.

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Why are comic books listed under PN (“general literature”), and not under authors' respective categories in Library of Congress system?

After starting university and going to the library for some time, I noticed a peculiar thing: comics seem to be grouped under PN irrespective of their authors' general grouping. Take The Sandman ...
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Does the “Little Free Library” program actually provide access to books to low income communities?

Little Free Library is an organization that builds and distributes miniature libraries that can hold, I would guess about twenty books each. Here's a picture of one from Wikimedia Commons: The Little ...
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Oldest library in America?

What’s the oldest free public library in North America? I personally think that this question will be of at least some interest to regular users of this board,as well as some history buffs!
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Oldest children’s library in America?

I’ve already asked about the oldest free public library: now what’s the oldest children’s library in America?