Mother Goose, Spud Murphy and the Librarian Knights

  title={Mother Goose, Spud Murphy and the Librarian Knights},
  author={Sally Maynard and Fiona McKenna},
  journal={Journal of Librarianship and Information Science},
  pages={119 - 129}
  • S. MaynardF. McKenna
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Education
  • Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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