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ERIC Number: EJ1004092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
The Art of History and Eighteenth-Century Information Management: Christian Gottlieb Jocher and Johann Heinrich Zedler
Cole, Richard Glenn
Library Quarterly, v83 n1 p26-38 Jan 2013
In the eighteenth century there were enough printed sources and archival materials to challenge or even overwhelm historians of that day. Two productive editors of lexicons and information management were Christian Gottlieb Jocher, who taught history at the University of Leipzig and became the chief librarian at his university, and Johann Heinrich Zedler, an eminent collector of biographical data. Jocher published his multivolume "Allegemeines Gelehrten Lexicon" in 1750-51. Jocher's chief rival and competitor, Zedler, published and finished his 64-volume "Universal-Lexicon" in 1732-50. Both Jocher and Zedler claimed much networking among other scholars. Some questions treated in this essay include the following: What characterized Jocher's and Zedler's library and source management? In what ways is their viral work still of use and value to librarians and other scholars? Does revisiting old and dusty scholarship help us understand our own information jam? (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany