Scholar's Playground or Wisdom's Temple? Competing Metaphors in a Library Electronic Text Center

@article{Smith1998ScholarsPO,
  title={Scholar's Playground or Wisdom's Temple? Competing Metaphors in a Library Electronic Text Center},
  author={Moira Smith and Paul Yachnes},
  journal={Library Trends},
  year={1998},
  volume={46}
}
THISSTUDY DRAWS UPON THFORIFS from cognitive anthropology concerning the role that metaphors and mental scripts play in organizing human thought and action. Metaphors are implicit cognitive templates that enable people to understand novel situations in terms of familiar ones, while the related scripts provide outlines for how to act in emergent situations. These theories are applied to the ways in which librarians and library patrons conceptualize and respond to electronic texts. In 1994, these… CONTINUE READING

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