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Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists in Hong Kong

Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists... AEDS Book review 8,2 Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists in Hong Kong By Lo Patrick City University of Hong Kong Press Hong Kong 344pp. USD$ 38.00 (hard cover) Review DOI 10.1108/AEDS-04-2019-153 Archival and library sciences are two disciplines of knowledge unfamiliar to most Hong Kong people. In his maiden book, Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists in Hong Kong, Patrick Lo, a Scholar in Library and Information Science who teaches in Japan, presents an easy-to-read introduction to the two fields through first-person accounts given by 22 practitioners and archives law campaigners in his home city. In Lo’s own words in the preface, the primary purpose of his book is “to serve as a reference guide for current students and graduates who are choosing a career in the archival science or library information (LIS) profession” (p. xv). Before going further to review this book, I wish to state that I do not belong to his group of target readers and am giving an independent view of the publication as a Journalist and frequent user of public records. The title consists of 16 chapters, each containing the transcript of an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Education and Development Studies Emerald Publishing

Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists in Hong Kong

Asian Education and Development Studies , Volume 8 (2): 3 – Apr 8, 2019

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AEDS Book review 8,2 Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists in Hong Kong By Lo Patrick City University of Hong Kong Press Hong Kong 344pp. USD$ 38.00 (hard cover) Review DOI 10.1108/AEDS-04-2019-153 Archival and library sciences are two disciplines of knowledge unfamiliar to most Hong Kong people. In his maiden book, Preserving Local Documentary Heritage: Conversations with Special Library Managers and Archivists in Hong Kong, Patrick Lo, a Scholar in Library and Information Science who teaches in Japan, presents an easy-to-read introduction to the two fields through first-person accounts given by 22 practitioners and archives law campaigners in his home city. In Lo’s own words in the preface, the primary purpose of his book is “to serve as a reference guide for current students and graduates who are choosing a career in the archival science or library information (LIS) profession” (p. xv). Before going further to review this book, I wish to state that I do not belong to his group of target readers and am giving an independent view of the publication as a Journalist and frequent user of public records. The title consists of 16 chapters, each containing the transcript of an

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Asian Education and Development StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 8, 2019

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