library science, special collections, libraries, rare books, library administration
Library and Information Science
Charles W. Mann describes the proper role of rare books with regards to an academic library. Instead of the rare books being the heart of the library, Mann argues that rare books collections give each academic library a distinct personality based on its makeup.
Mann, Charles W. "The Role of Rare Books in a University Library." The Courier 9.3 (1972): 25-31.