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16.1.1.1 THE DUTIES OF THE GREAT LIBRARIAN

The ministry of the Librarian is responsible for the Great Library of the 
city, the librarian is responsible for the amount of books, the quality of the 
works, the growth of the great library publishing new public books and 
upholding the quality of works in rival libraries. The position is an 
important one, as large amounts of power are gained or lost by the decisions 
made by the Librarian, and finding the correct person to fill this post might 
even be more important than having people actually write the books. As a 
ministry, the librarian is entitled to having aides, a librarian is cautioned 
in choosing these however, as an irresponsible aide can easily damage a great
library's credibility and culture.

City librarians have a number of abilities to manage their great libraries, 
some of which need a little extra explanation. Among these abilities is the 
ability to criticize other books for their quality, this is a very serious 
ability that should only be used under extreme circumstances since if used 
incorrectly it may backfire and ruin your own Grand Library. Please read HELP 
CRITIQUING before using this ability.

Once a book is placed in a great library it is permanently there, the Library
must pay for copies of books for those who wish to borrow it, each copy costs 
10,000 gold. If there are no copies, none can be checked out. The writer or 
editor of a book can CHECKOUT ORIGINAL <book> and edit it. This has no impact 
on library copies (which can still be checked out), costs no library fee, and 
the original will eventually return to the library. At this point, the author 
of the book can take the book to a printing press and make another original 
(to place in personal bookcases, etc.). Once a book has been edited and 
returned, it will automatically be published as a "new edition".

LIBRARY ARCHIVE <book ID#> AS [SCHOLARLY|LITERARY]
This process is the initial archiving of a book in a library. This costs 
10,000 gold for a great library and includes one copy of a book. Note that 
only the book's author may check out the original of the book.

LIBRARY SET <book ID> [ACCESS|SUBJECTS] <variable(s)>
The librarian can reset the access level (public, restricted, secret) and 
subjects of a book. Books can have multiple subjects (or key words) to help 
with cross-referencing and searching.

LIBRARY MOVE <book ID>
This moves a book from wherever it is in the library to the annex where the 
librarian is currently at.

LIBRARY NAME [ANNEX|LIBRARY] <name>
This ability renames the library or annex (Head Librarian only).

LIBRARY ISSUECARD <ply> [RESTRICTED|SECRET]
This ability issues a library card to a person and can grant access to 
restricted or secret works. (Note: Those with access to Secret works can also 
view any Restricted works.)

LIBRARY REVOKECARD <ply>
This removes the library card from a person. NOTE: Great Libraries always 
allow public access to their own citizens or commune members, a privilege 
which cannot be revoked.)

LIBRARY MAKECOPY <book ID #>
The librarian may order an extra copy of a book that can be checked out. This 
process costs 5,000 gold for a Great Library.

LIBRARY SETFEE <amount>
This ability sets the fee for checking out a library book.

LIBRARY SETPERIOD <days>
This sets the number of days a book can be checked out.

LIBRARY SUBMIT <book>
This submits the book to the prestige contests. Submission years always fall on
even numbered years. Each city/commune may submit two works, one from the
Scholarly and one from the Literary category. Submission time lasts one year.

LIBRARY PUBLISH <book>
At a cost of 15,000 gold, a librarian can order a book to be published. This 
is no small matter as published books impact the city or commune's culture. 
Once published, every Great Library in the realm will receive a copy of the 
book. For the next year, all other librarians in rival Great Libraries will be 
able to critique the book. At some point after the critique stage, scholars 
will review the critiques. If the critiques are found valid, the book will be 
considered inferior and negatively impact the library's credibility. Further, 
such books will not be counted for any scores that will help the cultural 
standing of a library. However, if there are no critiques or the critiques are 
found invalid, the publishing is considered a success and will help increase
the culture of the city or commune. (Please note this is not the same as
LIBRARY ARCHIVE).

LIBRARY CRITIQUE <book> <reason>
Librarians may critique books published by rival libraries. They have exactly 
one year from the date of publication in order to write the critique. (Note: 
all critiques are considered negative critiques of books.) Critiques have a 
250 word maximum. WARNING: If scholars find the critique to be invalid or 
frivolous, the Great Library who submitted the critique will lose credibility.

LIBRARY AUDIT [CARDS|PUBLISHING|BOOKS|LIBRARY]
Auditing cards will list all library cards, showing their access level and to 
whom they were issued. Auditing publishing will list all books published 
by rival Great Libraries that may be critiqued. Auditing books 
will show what books are checked out, who checked them out and how 
many days left until due. Auditing the library lists the basic statistics 
of a library.

The audit of the library reviews the following information:

Current Year Credibility: This tracks the current year credibility. It does 
not impact the current culture score.

Last Year Credibility: Last year's credibility rating impacts the culture 
credibility score. Power is awarded to those Great Libraries who achieve the 
highest, second highest and third highest credibility rating.

Current Year Growth: This tracks how many books were published (not archived) 
this year. It does not impact the current culture score.

Last Year Growth: Last year's growth rating impacts the culture growth rating. 
Power is awarded to the Great Library who achieves the highest growth rate.

Scholarly Book Rating: This rating of the number of published, scholarly 
books. Prestige scholarly books have a weight of 3 for determining this score. 
Only books that have gone through the critique process is counted for this 
rating. Power is awarded to those Great Libraries who achieve the highest, 
second highest and third highest scholarly book rating.

Literary Book Rating: This rating of the number of published, literary books. 
Prestige literary books have a weight of 3 for determining this score. Only 
books that have gone through the critique process are counted for this rating. 
Power is awarded to those Great Libraries who achieve the highest, second 
highest and third highest literary book rating.

Total Book Rating: This rating of the total number of published books (both 
literary and scholarly). Prestige books have a weight of 3 for determining 
this score. Only books that have gone through the critique process is counted 
for this rating. Power is awarded to those Great Libraries who achieve the 
highest, second highest and third highest total book rating.

NOTE: If a book was critiqued and found to be an undistinguished, 
below-standard publication, then it is not counted towards any rating.

Annexes to the Great Library can be bought for a fee as your library grows. 
Contact your city or commune patron for prices.

See also: GREATLIBRARIES, CRITIQUING, CULTURE