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History of Technologies and the Library |

Gurnam Singh, Dr. G. Devarajan, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Libraries have a long history, leading up to theestablishment of public libraries. In the earliest times, there was nodistinction between a record room and a library. In this sense, libraries canbe said to have existed for almost as long as records have been kept.1 As earlyas the third millennium BC, a temple in Babylonia was found to have a number ofrooms filled with clay tablets, suggesting a well-stocked archive, or library.