Little Book, Big Book

@article{Furner2003LittleBB,
  title={Little Book, Big Book},
  author={Jonathan Furner},
  journal={Journal of Librarianship and Information Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={115 - 125}
}
  • J. Furner
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Education
  • Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Since its publication in 1963, Derek Price’s Little science, big science (LSBS) has achieved ‘citation classic’ status. Examination of the genesis of LSBS and the state of the discipline of the history of science in the UK and the USA in the late 1950s demonstrates that Price’s ideas were formulated during a pivotal period in the development of socio-historical studies of science. Price’s talent for innovation and synthesis at an unsettled but highly charged time, and his appreciation of the… 
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