ERIC Number: ED215688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Use of Information Science Techniques by a Philosopher at Large.
Cremmins, Ed; Trachtman, Marji
This paper recounts the use of the information science techniques of subject indexing and annotation in the extensive writings and publications of the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler. A content analysis of Adler's "intellectual autobiography" is described, Adler's efforts as an indexer are reviewed, and some of Adler's thoughts on the practice of indexing are summarized. Adler's preparation and use of annotated bibliographies are also discussed. The relationships between some of the ideas presented in Adler's "How to Read a Book" and certain basic information science concepts and practices are briefly traced. An 8-item reference list and an information science subject index to Adler's "Philosopher at Large: An Intellectual Autobiography" accompany the text. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adler (Mortimer J); Knowledge
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-Year Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (Durango, CO; May 1981). Best available copy.