Is There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuity

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105488
Title:
Is There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuity
Author:
Dalbello, Marija
Citation:
Is There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuity 2002-10, 43(3):197-204 Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Publisher:
Association for Library and Information Science Education, Arlington, VA
Journal:
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Issue Date:
Oct-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105488
Submitted date:
2007-04-30
Abstract:
This essay argues for the importance of the study of production, distribution, and the cultural impact of texts for digital librarianship. An argument is made for integrating historical viewpoints in coursework that can prepare master's library and information science (MLIS) students for the curatorial aspects of digital librarianship. Several components of that approach are discussed in this essay. Their application in the classroom using a course on American bestsellers which involved collaborative teaching using the Internet as a case study, is presented as well. This paper reveals how book historians may find new roles as interpreters of the transformation of the library, from a logocentric library, which traditionally provides a fixed physical framework within which texts are accessible to users, to a soft library delivered on distributed servers - as a knowledge continuum. The emergence of new modes of textual transmission, the changing concept of the text, and the need to create new social spaces in which texts are collected and used can benefit from an awareness of the production, distribution, and use of text in traditional media environments.
Type:
Journal (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
null
Local subject classification:
Digital Libraries - Education; History of Books; Digital Humanities; Digital libraries - Curatorial Aspects; History; Documentary Practices - Transitional Forms; Bibliology; Information science; Graduate level education; Digital Library Education

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dc.contributor.authorDalbello, Marijaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-30T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:26:18Z-
dc.date.issued2002-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.citationIs There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuity 2002-10, 43(3):197-204 Journal of Education for Library and Information Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105488-
dc.description.abstractThis essay argues for the importance of the study of production, distribution, and the cultural impact of texts for digital librarianship. An argument is made for integrating historical viewpoints in coursework that can prepare master's library and information science (MLIS) students for the curatorial aspects of digital librarianship. Several components of that approach are discussed in this essay. Their application in the classroom using a course on American bestsellers which involved collaborative teaching using the Internet as a case study, is presented as well. This paper reveals how book historians may find new roles as interpreters of the transformation of the library, from a logocentric library, which traditionally provides a fixed physical framework within which texts are accessible to users, to a soft library delivered on distributed servers - as a knowledge continuum. The emergence of new modes of textual transmission, the changing concept of the text, and the need to create new social spaces in which texts are collected and used can benefit from an awareness of the production, distribution, and use of text in traditional media environments.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAssociation for Library and Information Science Education, Arlington, VAen_US
dc.subjectnullen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital Libraries - Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherHistory of Booksen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital Humanitiesen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital libraries - Curatorial Aspectsen_US
dc.subject.otherHistoryen_US
dc.subject.otherDocumentary Practices - Transitional Formsen_US
dc.subject.otherBibliologyen_US
dc.subject.otherInformation scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherGraduate level educationen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital Library Educationen_US
dc.titleIs There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuityen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Education for Library and Information Scienceen_US
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