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Open Adult education
Adult education

The body of knowledge that comprises what is known about how adults learn. In the 1970s, those involved in the education of adults sought to separate

Open American Library Association
American Library Association

founded 1876, organization whose purpose is to increase the usefulness of books through the improvement and extension of library services. As the


Collection of historically valuable records, ranging from papers and documents to photographs, films, videotapes, and sound recordings. UK archives


The listing of books is of ancient origin. Lists of clay tablets have been found at Nineveh and elsewhere; the library at Alexandria had subject lists

Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913

1838–1913, American surgeon and librarian, b. Indiana. In the Civil War he was medical inspector of the Army of the Potomac. After the war he was

Book publishing

The term publishing means, in the broadest sense, making something publicly known. Historically, it came to refer to the issuing of printed materials,

Open Electronic books
Electronic books

In computing, software with or without specialized hardware that provides the equivalent of a book's worth of information. The term applies to simple


compendium of knowledge, either general (attempting to cover all fields) or specialized (aiming to be comprehensive in a particular field). Basically


( äNsēklôpādē' ), the work of the French Encyclopedists, or philosophes. The full title was Encyclopédie; ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des

Open Eratosthenes

One of history's most accomplished men of science, Eratosthenes of Cyrene (ca. 276 B.C.E.-ca. 195 B.C.E.) was the precursor of the “Renaissance men”