Title
From **légère teinture** to **central place**: a revaluation of book and library history within library and information science programmes From **légère teinture** to **central place**: a revaluation of book and library history within library and information science programmes
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Library history. - London
Volume/pages
24(2008) :2 , p. 143-151
ISSN
0024-2306
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c:vabb:294171
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The author demonstrates that book and library history deserves a central place in library and information science programmes, but also that in order to obtain or keep this central place it needs to orient itself in a direction that is closer to the heart of what library and information science is about the organization of knowledge and information-seeking behaviour. Book and library history can illustrate these processes and explain how they have developed in the past. Early phenomena of knowledge organization have to be studied in their broader contexts, and these contexts to a large extent cover the production, dissemination and consumption of books in the past. The main return that book history will get out of this process is that it will be more strongly integrated into academic teaching and research.
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