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ERIC Number: ED406977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 259
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Philosophical Ancestry of the American Library Information Science.
Nitecki, Joseph Z.
This work supplements a previous work, "Philosophical Aspects of Library Information Science in Retrospect." It explores Library Information Science, which deals with the facilitation of recorded knowledge, the metalibrarianship encompassing the theoretical aspects of a broad range of recorded communications, and the philosophies thereof. This essay identifies relationships between published librarians interested in philosophical aspects of the field and their philosophical "mentors." Philosophers cited by librarians are identified and their major contributions to philosophy are briefly summarized. The impact of cited philosophers on the philosophy of Library Information Science is inferred from the comments made by citing librarians. The study draws keywords from librarians' comments, earmarks them as representative of certain philosophical concepts, and examines how frequently they appear. This examination fuels consideration of various relationships between philosophers and their views, ways terminology is interpreted, and theoretical background of Library Information. Appendices contain: (1) profiles of cited philosophers; (2) major philosophical systems; (3) major key words; (4) frequency of key words citations; and (5) analysis of the most frequently cited words. (Contains 242 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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