Information history: an introduction : exploring an emergent field

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Chandos, 2008 - History - 147 pages
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Aimed at researchers, practitioners and students of History and Library and Information Science (LIS), this book offers a concise and intelligent introduction to the emergent field of Information History. It explores how the contemporary values and concerns of the information society have helped lead to a reconsideration of our history, and of what constitutes our historical understanding of information. It explores the historiography and key schools of thought in the field, and proposes some practical applications of Information History in research and university teaching, offering some suggestions as to how the field may develop based on its growth during the last decade.

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Contents

Introducing information history
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The relevance of information history
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Key schools of thought in Information history
55
Copyright

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