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Constructing an International Library: The Collections of Journals in Turin's Special Mathematics Library (2018)

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The Special Mathematics Library of Turin University, founded in 1883, was fundamental in the development of two research schools under the leadership of C. Segre and G. Peano. First founded to house a growing collection of international journals acquired through both purchase and exchange from publishing centres worldwide, it later evolved into a ‘presence library’ modelled on the legendary Lesezimmer in Göttingen. A systematic study of the library's history and its directors' policies provides interesting insights into the various aspects of the international circulation of journals and their use at different times and in various contexts in Turin (Turin Academy of Sciences, Società di cultura, national university library, etc.). Sommario La Biblioteca Speciale di Matematica, creata presso l'Università di Torino nel 1883, rivestì un ruolo fondamentale nello sviluppo di due scuole di ricerca, sotto la direzione di C. Segre e di G. Peano. Concepita inizialmente per ospitare una collezione di libri e periodici in costante ampliamento, grazie a una mirata politica di acquisti e scambi con l'estero, essa divenne con il passare degli anni una ‘biblioteca a scaffale aperto’, strutturata sul modello della leggendaria Lesezimmer di Göttingen. Un esame sistematico della storia di questa biblioteca e delle strategie dei suoi direttori fornisce una suggestiva panoramica sulle dinamiche di circolazione internazionale e di utilizzo dei giornali matematici a Torino in una molteplicità di momenti e di contesti (Accademia delle Scienze, Società di cultura, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, ecc.).

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Article Jeanne Peiffer; Hélène Gispert; Philippe Nabonnand (2018) Interplay Between Mathematical Journals on Various Scales 1850–1950. Historia Mathematica (pp. 323-333). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Luciano, Erika
Sørensen, Henrik Kragh
Gispert, Hélène
Russo, Maria Luisa
Pizzarelli, Chiara
Scalambro, Elena
Journals
Historia Mathematica
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Osmanli Bilimi Arastirmalari: Studies in Ottoman Science
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Publishers
Giunti
American Mathematical Society
Concepts
Periodicals; serials
Mathematics
Libraries and archives
Publishers and publishing
Chemistry
Communication within scientific contexts
People
Giulio, Carlo Ignazio
Guccia, Giovanni Battista
Fubini, Guido
Guareschi, Icilio
Sella, Quintino
Paşa, Hüseyin Tevfik Vidinli
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
Places
Turin (Italy)
Italy
France
Sicily
Cambridge (England)
Argentina
Institutions
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (1760-)
Turin. Università
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Brazil)
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