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ERIC Number: EJ875946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
Finding "Another Great World": Australian Soldiers and Wartime Libraries
Laugesen, Amanda
Library Quarterly, v76 n4 p420-437 Oct 2006
This article is an exploration of the relationship between Australian soldiers and wartime libraries in the First and Second World Wars. It examines the way soldiers, as readers, used a variety of libraries, including those of charitable organizations, the education libraries organized by military authorities, and the libraries formed in Prisoner of War camps. These libraries, and the books contained therein, played an important role in shaping the Australian soldier's experience and understanding of war. The story of Australian soldiers and their relationship to wartime libraries provides important insight into the historical relationship of readers and libraries, and into the importance of libraries for specific reading communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia