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The Resource Save and burn, by Julian Samuel, (electronic resource)

Save and burn, by Julian Samuel, (electronic resource)

Label
Save and burn
Title
Save and burn
Statement of responsibility
by Julian Samuel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Save and Burn builds from The Library in Crisis by deepening an understanding of the history of civilization through the phenomenon of the library. From ancient China, India, Islam, and the Graeco Roman world, we see how the library radiated knowledge and spiritual values, and facilitated the cross fertilization of ideas from one culture to another. Save and Burn puts the institution of the library within a startling political context. Generally considered a preserver of culture, the documentary points out how libraries are subject to the ideologies of their time and place, and not above them, as may have been assumed. The film assays the commercialization of libraries, the irresponsible weeding and closing of libraries, the excesses of copyright law, but most of all, the fact that the West has not recognized the Orient for much of its cultural heritage. The film is packed with provocative ideas. Historically, libraries have been used to promote or inhibit democratic debate, with a nod to the Patriot Act. The filmmaker combines exquisite footage of the Alexandrian Library, the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, and Bromley House in Nottingham. Interviews include Tom Twiss, Government Information Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, who describes the destruction of Palestinian libraries by Israeli soldiers, as well as the fate of Iraqi libraries during the "liberation."
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuel, Julian
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
81
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
Target audience
general
Label
Save and burn, by Julian Samuel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650480
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650480/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (81 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210351
  • (OCoLC)747798495
Video recording format
other
Label
Save and burn, by Julian Samuel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650480
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650480/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (81 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210351
  • (OCoLC)747798495
Video recording format
other

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