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Richard Ovenden, 'Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack'.

Oppenheim, Charles

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Charles Oppenheim



Abstract

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.

Citation

OPPENHEIM, C. [2020]. 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
Print ISSN 0961-0006
Electronic ISSN 1741-6477
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Item Discussed OVENDEN, R. 2020. Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack. London: John Murray. ISBN 9785290378757
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000620970799
Keywords Libraries; Archives; Collections; Preserving knowledge; Destruction
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/998100

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