Abstract

E. W. B. Nicholson, librarian at the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford from 1882 to 1912, experimented with a number of new management techniques to improve that library's effectiveness and efficiency. Among the most successful was the Staff-Kalendar, which began as a work schedule for the staff but expanded into a comprehensive manual of library practice. During his tenure Nicholson improved the Bodleian's collections, catalogs, buildings, and staff, and the Staff-Kalendar played a significant role in those advances. The Staff-Kalendar's influence extended far beyond Oxford, and it was the precursor of the many management manuals, handbooks, and guides found in libraries in 2010.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2166-3033
Print ISSN
2164-8034
Pages
pp. 297-319
Launched on MUSE
2010-08-19
Open Access
No
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