In response to queries from public libraries in the U.K. and France about the
forthcoming new edition of "Library World Records", it is still in final production
stages, and will be published in September 2008.
I am in Berlin at the moment, trying to iron out a German edition of the book.
The official publication date (English edition) will be announced on the official
website (see below).
The book can be ordered in advance from the American publishers McFarland &
Co (links below).
Official website: http://www.lwrw.info/Aboutrecords2.htm
Full Comprehensive Table of Contents: http://www.lwrw.info/TOC.htm
Advance orders in the U.K. and abroad: http://www.lwrw.info/order.htm
"Library World Records" Project
London, Berlin & Paris
About Library World Records
"Library World Records" (1st edition) was published in 2004. Since its
publication, the book has established itself as an international indispensable
reference work on fascinating superlatives on libraries and books around the
world, not just for librarians, researchers and students, but practically anyone
who loves reading books or visiting libraries. "Library World Records" (2nd
edition) is in final production stages for publication later in 2008 and will
update all existing information in the first edition of as well as provide
numerous exciting new information, data, photographs and much more.
"Library World Records" provides answers to such questions as:
Which university in the world has the largest library?
What is the name of Europe’s oldest public library?
What year was the first CD-ROM book released?
In what years were the first books in English, French, Spanish and Turkish
When was the first major computer database released?
What is the title of the largest book ever published?
Where is the world’s busiest public library?
What are the titles of the largest and smallest books in the world?
Which is the library with the most expensive budget?
When were the first 10 university libraries in Asia founded?
Where can one find the oldest surviving library building in the world?
What are the names of the first three books to contain photographs?
Where is the tallest bookstore and library building in the world?
What are the names of the largest art libraries, history databases, engineering
libraries, and geography databases?
First edition: ISBN (13 numbers) 9780786416196 / ISBN (10 numbers)
078641619X . OCLC number 52787456. Library of Congress number
2003018521. LC Classification: Z721 .O79 2004.
Second edition: ISBN (13 numbers) 9780786438525 / ISBN (10 numbers)
0786438525. LC Classification: Z721 .O79 2008.