Course Description

Libraries: from clay tablets to 3D printouts, from a curse upon your family to 10 cents per day overdue, from ladders to microfiche to PDFs. Libraries have stored and/or identified the need for it all. Which ancient emperor was also a librarian? How did the Greeks handle copyright? Why would the written word be embargoed? Find out! In a world of Google and YouTube, why do libraries matter? Do they? Find out for yourself!

Required Supplies: Libraries in the Ancient World, by Lionel Casson (book), Palaces for the People, by Eric Klinenberg (book) Amazon.com for both.

For more information about this course, contact: OLLI at LSU at 225-578-2500.


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