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Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C)

Editor-in-Chief: Gibbons, Leisa / Gracy, Karen F.

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This Is What a Syrian City’s First Free Library Looks Like

Borzou Daragahi / Sarah Dadouch
Published Online: 2016-08-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2016-0007


In a war-ravaged suburb of Damascus, rebel fighters nurture a library of 15,000 books to keep the hopes of revolution alive.

Keyword: Libraries

Article note

First published in BuzzFeed, February 4, 2016, and reprinted with their permission. Spelling has been Americanized and grammatical infelicities corrected.

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Borzou Daragahi

Borzou Daragahi is a Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Istanbul.

Sarah Dadouch

Sarah Dadouch is a Syrian journalist based in Istanbul.

Published Online: 2016-08-09

Published in Print: 2016-07-01

Citation Information: Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 76–77, ISSN (Online) 2195-2965, ISSN (Print) 2195-2957, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2016-0007.

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