Excerpt from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the University of Bucharest was created in 1864, there was no central university library; this role was played by the Central State Library of Bucharest until 1895. That institution was moved to and housed in the university building, and in 1867 was specially reorganised for the university’s needs by the scholar August Treboniu Laurian. It had an unmistakable university quality, being governed by a special university committee (including the rector, the faculties’ deans, the school ephor and the chief librarian as secretary), and the deans were always consulted for selection and purchasing. Nevertheless, the need for a proper central university library became increasingly apparent.
The present Central University Library was founded in 1895 as the Carol I Library of the University Foundation. It was built on land bought by King Carol I of Romania for the “Carol I University Foundation” (Fundaţia Universitară Carol I) and designed by French architect Paul Gottereau. The building was completed in 1893 and opened on 14 March 1895. In 1911, the building was extended by the same architect and the new wing was opened on 9 May 1914. It began with an initial stock of 3,400 volumes of books and periodicals. The collection grew to 7,264 volumes in 1899, 31,080 volumes in 1914, and 91,000 volumes in 1944. In 1949 (after its reorganisation on 12 July 1948 as the Central Library of Bucharest University), the collection contained 516,916 volumes; in 1960, about a million; and over 2 million in 1970.
During the Romanian Revolution of 1989, a fire was started in the building and over 500,000 books, along with 3,700 manuscripts, were burnt. Starting in April 1990, the building was repaired and modernized, being reopened on 20 November 2001.
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.
Learn more at Wikipedia/Central University Library of Bucharest
People in Australia buy more medicaments per person than any other area. The variety of medicines provided by online drugstores is definitely a contributing factor to prescription remedy abuse epidemic. What points people look for when they plan to purchase some medicaments? Ordering medications on the Web can be a best idea, as long as you do it responsibly. Numerous remedies are used to treat Bacterial Conjunctivitis. Many men buy online such medicaments like Cialis. What about free cialis coupon and sexual heartiness? Did somebody tell you about cialis.com free sample? On occasion folk are looking for medications to resolve sexual soundness problem. Erectile disfunction can be an early warning sign of grave medicinal problem. Why it happen? What kinds of professionals treat sexual health problems in men? Ask everyone and he will answer that any remedy has side effects. Before buying Cialis or other preparation, tell your pharmacist if you have any allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause other problems. Usually online pharmacy which is ready to sell such drugs like Cialis without a valid formula is fraudulent. When you buy from an unknown web-site, you run the risk of getting faked medicaments.