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ERIC Number: EJ1073522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Broad and Visionary. Commentary on Allen Kent (1977) Information Science. (Journal of Education for Librarianship, 17(3), 131-139)
Bates, Marcia J.
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v56 n1 Win 2015
Allen Kent was a pioneer in many aspects of library and information science (LIS), and yet, as this author reads Kent's 1977 article, there is not much in it that has become ancient, irrelevant history. The questions he discusses are still alive in the discipline in 2014, whether it is called LIS (library and information science), information science, information studies, or an "iSchool education." In this article, the author provides a brief history of Allen Kent, and then discusses her reactions to his article on information science. [For the historical paper, "Information Science", see EJ1073519.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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