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ERIC Number: ED045142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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The Theory of Librarianship in the System of Sciences.
The views of theorists on Librarianship and library economy can be roughly classified into the following four groups: (1) There are two scientific disciplines existing independently: library science (with librarian activity and the library being the object of research), and bibliology (with the book, its history and development as the object of research). (2) Some experts regard library science as the higher ranking activity with bibliology integrated into library science; others view the order in the reverse. (3) Library science is considered by some as an integrated branch embracing all disciplines of this domain; others consider bibliology as an integrated branch embracing all branches including publishing. (4) Librarianship, with all its related disciplines, has no scientific character; it is considered to be a practical branch; its theory constitutes a special doctrine. In Slovakia librarianship is a branch of independent university study, however, it is not acknowledged as a branch of science. Endeavors to integrate librarianship and its related branches into one scientific group called library science which would be equal with other scientific disciplines were not successful. A new scientific branch called "informatics" which includes library science and scientific information has been proposed. The systemization of this new scientific discipline is presented. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, Seven Oaks, Kent (England).
Note: Paper prepared for the session of the Committee on Library Theory and Research at the International Federation of Library Associations 36th Session, Moscow, August, 1970