Historical Information Science: An Emerging Unidiscipline

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Information Today, Inc., 2001 - Computers - 1192 pages
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Historical Information Science is an extensive review and bibliographic essay, backed by almost 6,000 citations, detailing developments in information technology since the advent of personal computers and the convergence of several social science and humanities disciplines in historical computing. Its focus is on the access, preservation, and analysis of historical information (primarily in electronic form) and the relationships between new methodology and instructional media, techniques, and research trends in library special collections, digital libraries, data archives, and museums.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Foundations and Definitions
15
Origins and Developments
59
History of Information Science and Technology
149
Electronic Records and Archives
252
New Historicism and Unidisciplinary History
331
Historical Information Science Issues
495
The Future of the Past
593
Epilogue
599
Information Technology IT Development Timeline
621
Glossary
627
About the Author
977
Author Name Index
1169
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