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LIS 950: Libraries and community

The purpose of this seminar is to explore an important topic in library and information studies in depth — in all its intertwined historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects — through a graduate reading/discussion seminar. The topic varies each time the course is taught; this time around, we will focus on "libraries and community"

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Free to All comment

I was wondering if Van Slyck could have left out the last two chapters of the "Free to All" book. I had the feeling that those two chapters were added to make the work a book-length work. Granted, the author states that those chapters will be shorter, due to the lack of historical evidence, and she likely wanted to include more on the larger historical context, yet somehow, those last two chapers did not seem as "rich" as the rest of the book? What do others think?

Irene

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