Henry Evelyn Bliss — the other immortal, or a prophet without honour?

  title={Henry Evelyn Bliss — the other immortal, or a prophet without honour?},
  author={V. Broughton},
  journal={Journal of Librarianship and Information Science},
  pages={45 - 58}
  • V. Broughton
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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