eBook Information History - An Introduction, 1st Edition

  • Toni Weller
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631316
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631318
  • DDC: 020.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 150 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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This is a pioneering introduction to the emergent field of information history. It explores how the contemporary values and concerns of our own information society have helped lead to a reconsideration of our history, and of what constitutes our historical understanding of information in the twenty-first century. In Information History, Toni Weller examines the historiography of information and asks how the key schools of thought have explored the concept in terms of its social, technological, economic and cultural understandings. Based on personal experiences, the author also proposes some practical applications of information history in research and university teaching, offering some suggestions as to how the field may develop based on its growth during the last decade.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Introducing Information History.
2: The Relevance of Information History.
3: Key Schools of Thought in Information History.
4: Information History in Practice.
5: Looking Forward.