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• It has 36,000 linear feet of manuscripts and subscribes to more than 30,000 serials.

• Each year, the library adds at least 68,000 books in as many as 52 languages to the collections.

• In Firestone Library alone, there are more than 50 miles of shelving.
 

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November 19, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 10
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Contents

In the news
Lewis gift to support Gehry-designed science library
Princeton decides not to continue in Alliance for Life-Long Learning

Inside
United Way drive kicks off
Web feedback sought through online survey
Breakfast with President Tilghman
Shapiro Walk dedicated

Faculty
Whatever happened to fast-talking dames?
Prucnal making light work to accelerate the Internet

People
Brown, Nehamas chosen for new Mellon awards
Maxwell served 37 years in engineering
Trustees OK transfer of Graves, Lipton to emeritus status
People/Spotlight

Sections
• By the numbers:
University Library
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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