Into the Future: The Foundations of Library and Information Services in the Post-Industrial Era, 2nd Edition

Into the Future: The Foundations of Library and Information Services in the Post-Industrial Era, 2nd Edition

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Overview

This work is a general and synthetic study of the Post-Industrial era and its implications for library and information services in the United States. Since Daniel Bell promulgated his "post-industrial" metaphor in the early 1970s, it has become one of the most dominant metaphors in contemporary America. His ideas on the nature of the era, especially his articulation of what he refers to as the "information society", have influenced the ways in which government officials, corporate leaders, and average citizens think about the future of social, political, and economic life in America. This influence has also been felt in the library and information science field. Yet, while there exists a massive critical literature on Bell's metaphor in the social, political and economic literature, librarians have failed to systematically grapple with it. As a result, they appear to be carrying on their own debate about the future in relative isolation from the most significant contributions to this intensely contested idea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567503555
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/09/1998
Series: Contemporary Studies in Information Management Series
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Information Age

Librarians Confront the Post-Industrial Era

State, Capital, and National Information Policy

Neutrality, Objectivity, Information Professionals, and Librarians

Work in the Post-Industrial Era

Conclusion: A Prologue to Library and Information Services in the Post-Industrial Era

References, Author Index

Subject Index.

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