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Author Black, Alistair.

Title The early information society : information management in Britain before the computer / Alistair Black, Dave Muddiman, Helen Plant
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages)
Contents The information society before the computer / Alistair Black and Dave Muddiman -- Science, industry, and the state : scientific and technical information in early-twentieth-century Britain ; The history and development of ASLIB, 1924-1960 / Dave Muddiman -- A pre-history of the learning organisation : information and knowledge management before the digital age ; Enterprise and intelligence : the early company library in context / Alistair Black -- Education for the early information professions in Britain, c. 1918-1961 ; Women's employment in industrial libraries and information bureaux in Britain c.1918-1960 / Helen Plant -- Reconsidering the chronology of the information age / Alistair Black and Dave Muddiman
Summary This book offers an historical account which questions the novelty of the current information society. In support of this the authors examine the history and traditions in Britain of two separate but related information-rich occupations- information management and information science - by repositioning their origins before the age of the computer, and by identifying the forces driving their development from 1900-1960. It will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in the library and information science field, and for sociologists and historians interested in the infor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-279) and index
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Subject Information science -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Information services -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Information society -- Great Britain.
Knowledge management -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Muddiman, Dave.
Plant, Helen.
LC no. 2006033557
ISBN 0754683834 (electronic bk.)
9780754683834 (electronic bk.)