Aware and Responsible: Papers of the Nordic-International Colloquium on Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and D

Aware and Responsible: Papers of the Nordic-International Colloquium on Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and D

By: W. Boyd Rayward (author)Paperback

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We all know far too well how easy it is to get caught up in the imperatives of changing expectations and practices, especially when information technology is added to the mix. At the same time, the need to reflect on more fundamental, complex and society-wide issues is as great, if not greater than ever. The essays in Aware and Responsible were first presented at the 2001 Nordic-International Colloquium on Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and Documentation Studies (SCARLID). Each participant was asked to view the current information landscape with a long eye and the possibility of establishing "awareness" and "responsibility" as First Principles firmly in mind. The result is a state-of-the-art look at current conceptions of personal, professional, and institutional accountability, as these have developed within the amorphous field of library, information and documentation studies.

About Author

W Boyd Rayward is a research professor at the University of Illinois Graduate Library School. He has published widely on the history of aspects of the international organization and dissemination of information.

Contents

1 Library and Information Science in Context: Th e Development of Scientific Fields and Their Relations to Professional Contexts 2 Every Discipline Needs a History: Information Management and the Early Information Society in Britain 3 Th eSocial Legitimacy of Library and Information Studies: Reconsidering the Institutional Paradigm 4 Social and Cultural Awariness and Responsibility in Library, Information, and Documentation Studies 5 Documentation in a Complementary Perspective 6 Information History, Library History, or History By and Large? Remarks on Recent Discussion on Library and Information History 7 Francis Bacon's Natural History and Problems of the Communication of Scientific Knowledge 8 Hermeneutics of Metadocumentation and Librarianship 9 Reflections on Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and Documentation - Commentary on the SCARLID Colloquium

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810849549
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9780810849549
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 0810849542

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