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The Library As Place: History, Community, And Culture
Libraries, as a component of cultural space, are ubiquitous to almost every society during almost every time period. However, as places of cultural and symbolic and intellectual meaning, they have varied greatly. To capture both aspects, this collection of 14 original papers covers library spaces old and new, real and imagined, large and small, public and private. Contribu ...more
Published December 1st 2006 by Libraries Unlimited
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This book is not for the casual reader, but its insights into the role of the physical library in the past and future will be very interesting to librarians, library students, or serious library fans. My personal favorite essay covers the role of the library in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, although the article on British Military Libraries was also quite fascinating. I'd recommend it to most "library people."