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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||The Joint Committee on Books for Devastated Libraries|
|Author(s):||Dorothy J. Comins, (International Relations Office of the American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA)|
|Citation:||Dorothy J. Comins, (2005) "The Joint Committee on Books for Devastated Libraries", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 61 Iss: 3, pp.331 - 333|
|Keywords:||Canada, International conflict, International politics, Libraries, United States of America|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/00220410510598481 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This article aims to look into the joint efforts of libraries in the USA and Canada to replace the books that were destroyed or damaged during the war.
Design/methodology/approach – A campaign was launched in 1943 that brought together 19 library associations. Regular meetings were held and recommendations were made as to procedures to be followed.
Findings – The plans called for the establishment of an American Book Centre, along the same lines as the Inter-Allied Book Centre in London. The Rockefeller Foundation gave $2,500 to finance the preliminary organization of the campaign.
Originality/value – The article has historical value.
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