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Library : an unquiet history /

by Battles, Matthew.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Norton & Company, 2003Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780393351453 (pbk.); 0393351459.Subject(s): Libraries -- History | Libraries and society -- History | Books -- HistoryOnline resources: Ebook Fulltext | WorldCat details Summary: Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Now they are in crisis. Former rare books librarian and Harvard MetaLAB visionary Matthew Battles takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and on to the Information Age, to explore how libraries are built and how they are destroyed: from the scroll burnings in ancient China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to the latest revolutionary upheavals of the digital age. A new epilogue elucidates the preservation of knowledge amid the creative destruction of twenty-first century technology
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index.

Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Now they are in crisis. Former rare books librarian and Harvard MetaLAB visionary Matthew Battles takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and on to the Information Age, to explore how libraries are built and how they are destroyed: from the scroll burnings in ancient China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to the latest revolutionary upheavals of the digital age. A new epilogue elucidates the preservation of knowledge amid the creative destruction of twenty-first century technology

Information Studies

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