Richard Ovenden, 'Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack'.
This is a book review by Charles Oppenheim of Richard Ovenden's book 'Burning the book: a history of knowldege under attack'. The book is the product of some detailed research (and Ovenden, in his lengthy list of acknowledgements, notes the help he received from, among others, some of his staff), extremely well-written and is a plea to national libraries, national archives and other major collectors of materials to be much more assertive about how their and others’ collections should be protected.
OPPENHEIM, C. . Richard Ovenden, 'Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack'. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000620970799
|Journal Article Type||Book Review|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 10, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 10, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Nov 16, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 16, 2020|
|Journal||Journal of Librarianship and Information Science|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Item Discussed||OVENDEN, R. 2020. Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack. London: John Murray. ISBN 9785290378757|
|Keywords||Libraries; Archives; Collections; Preserving knowledge; Destruction|
OPPENHEIM  Richard Ovenden
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