From Documentation to Information Science: The Beginnings and Early Development of the American Documentation Institute-American Society for Information Science

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This work charts the history of the American Society for Information Science, originally begun in 1937 as the American Documentation Institute. Beginning with the post-World War I period that preceded the creation of ADI and the professional and technological climate that led up to the institute's formation, Farkas-Conn traces the organization's development and its restructuring in response to changes in society and technology. Important questions such as whether the institute was, and still, is technology driven are also addressed.

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