Feb 7
4:45 PM

Researching in Very Bad Conditions: Iraqi Librarian’s Journal

For a month now, Iraq’s National Library Director, Dr. Saad Eskander, has posted diary entries on the Web site of the British Library (bl.uk/iraqdiary.html), and they detail the daily hurdles of keeping Iraq’s central library open, preserving the surviving archives and books and, oh yes, staying alive. (quoting from the New York Times article)

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