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will be fostered that all are engaged in a common work—a feeling which cannot be other than beneficial in its effects.
As regards its subject-matter, the Record will deal with all that concerns the library and bibliographical interests, and when we speak of bibliographical interests, we use the term "bibliography” in its broadest sense, as the science of books considered under all aspects.
In addition to the various departments included in the present issue, the scope of which is in each case briefly, but it is hoped clearly defined, we shall from time to time, as the space at our disposal permits, introduce others dealing with matters of interest alike to the librarian and bibliographer.
For example: all Library Catalogues and Reports, which may be sent to us for that purpose, will be carefully noticed, and their contents freely criticised-without fear or favour -after they have been tested by competent experts.
We shall likewise give prominence to all information relating to Book Sales, whether past or approaching.
We shall endeavour through the medium of our pages to turn wasted power to account, by inducing many competent members of the Association, who are at present unproductive, to take a more active part in promoting the welfare of the Association, and in advancing the still greater cause of education and culture, by contributing papers and articles, dealing with the subjects upon which they are entitled to speak and write with authority.
A further use of the Record will be to serve as a receptacle for Bibliographical Notes and Queries and adversaria. It frequently happens that a librarian in the course of his work lights upon scraps of interesting information, or perhaps discovers an inaccuracy in some work of authority. Yet, nothing comes of his discoveries, because he does not know where to send them. We hope, therefore, that our journal may become the natural depository of such fragments of knowledge, each perhaps insignificant in itself, but in the aggregate capable of leading to results of great interest and value.
We specially invite Communications from our professional brethren which may consist of views, criticisms and suggestions upon any subject that comes within the scope of bibliography and librarianship. There is, however, one condition which we must impose : that nothing in the nature of personality shall be indulged in; and we reserve to ourselves the right of systematically excluding anything that partakes of a personal character, or which is likely to create unpleasantness, or give offence to any member of our Association.
As Mr. Frank Campbell has elsewhere in the pages of