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Libraries - Traditions and Innovations : Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII, Melanie A. Kimball, Katherine M. Wisser

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Libraries - Traditions and Innovations : Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII
Title
Libraries - Traditions and Innovations
Title remainder
Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII
Statement of responsibility
Melanie A. Kimball, Katherine M. Wisser
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many consider libraries to be immutable institutions, deeply entrenched in the past, full of dusty tomes and musty staff. In truth, libraries are and historically have been sites of innovation and disruption. Originally presented at the Library History Seminar XII: Libraries: Traditions and Innovations, this collection of essays offers examples of the enduring and evolving aspects of libraries and librarianship. Whether belonging to a Caliph in 10th-century Spain, built for 19th-century mechanics, or intended for the segregated Southern United States, libraries serve as both a reflection and a contestation of their context. These essays illustrate that libraries are places of turmoil, where real social and cultural controversies are explored and resolved, where invention takes place, and where identities are challenged and defined, reinforcing tradition and commanding innovation
Dewey number
020
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kimball, Melanie A
  • Wisser, Katherine M
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  • Libraries and society
  • Libraries
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Libraries - Traditions and Innovations : Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII, Melanie A. Kimball, Katherine M. Wisser
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Publication
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Contents
  • The 1939 Alexandria, Virginia, Public Library Sit-in Demonstration
  • The Library as Medicine Cabinet
  • World War II and the Building of the Ukrainian Library
  • Libraries of Light
  • Biographies
  • Frontmatter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Córdovan Library of Caliph al-Hakam II
  • "Improve the Moment"
  • Ellis Island Library
  • Libraries, Knowledge, and the Common Good
Control code
ocn987934819
Extent
1 online resource (161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110450842
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987934819
Label
Libraries - Traditions and Innovations : Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII, Melanie A. Kimball, Katherine M. Wisser
Publication
Copyright
Contents
  • The 1939 Alexandria, Virginia, Public Library Sit-in Demonstration
  • The Library as Medicine Cabinet
  • World War II and the Building of the Ukrainian Library
  • Libraries of Light
  • Biographies
  • Frontmatter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Córdovan Library of Caliph al-Hakam II
  • "Improve the Moment"
  • Ellis Island Library
  • Libraries, Knowledge, and the Common Good
Control code
ocn987934819
Extent
1 online resource (161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110450842
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987934819

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