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AbstractThis article aims to introduce research on book and library history in the Nordic and Baltic countries during the last ten to fifteen years. The role of historical subjects in library and information science (LIS) curricula has diminished in all curricula in Europe. As a result, a threat...
AbstractArgues that library and information history needs to become more theoretical. Examines the work of the economic historian Douglas C. North and suggests that the perspectives he presents might be exploited by library and information historians. It is the cultural heritage, including the...
AbstractReligious books were an important part of a Latvian peasant's daily life during the mid- to late nineteenth century. From the physical evidence, these books were heavily used and became well worn. When originally bound, or following rebinding, the peasants applied metal furniture to the...
AbstractThe author demonstrates that book and library history deserves a central place in library and information science programmes, but also that in order to obtain or keep this central place it needs to orient itself in a direction that is closer to the heart of what library and information...
AbstractInvestigates nationalism in the public library in Australia from Federation in 1901 to the 1930s. Australian public libraries actively participated in the nation building project and the creation of a differentiated Australian library culture through an assertion of the values of civic...
AbstractDuring World War II, a 'guerrilla war' took place on home territory. Though less public and less bloody than the main conflict, it was conducted with single-minded determination, resulting in mutual recrimination and bitterness and resentment on the side of the losers. The unlikely...
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