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

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From DOCUMENTATION to INFORMATION SCIENCE

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

Irene S. Farkas-Conn

CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Number 67

GREENWOOD PRESS

New York · Westport, Connecticut · London

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Notes x
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Prologue 1
  • Notes 6
  • 1 - The Incubation Period 8
  • Notes 22
  • 2 - Visions and Realities-- Documentation in the 1930s 25
  • Notes 39
  • 3 - First Steps Toward Realization 41
  • Notes 54
  • Organizing the American Documentation Institute 56
  • Notes 75
  • 5 - Early Years, Early Projects 76
  • Notes 97
  • 6 - The War Years, Then Information Turmoil 99
  • Notes 119
  • 7 - New Winds Blowing 123
  • Notes 145
  • 8 - International Interests and Steps Toward Revival 150
  • Notes 164
  • 9 - A Threat, a Shift, and a New Adi 167
  • Notes 184
  • 10 - A New Profession, a Changed Society 186
  • Notes 210
  • Appendix A: Presidents of the Society 213
  • Appendix B: Archival Collections and Interviews 215
  • Index 217
  • About the Author 231
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