The origins of information science and the International Institute of Bibliography/International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)

@article{Rayward1997TheOO,
  title={The origins of information science and the International Institute of Bibliography/International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)},
  author={W. B. Rayward},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  year={1997},
  volume={48},
  pages={289-300}
}
  • W. B. Rayward
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
This article suggests that the ideas and practices embraced by the term “documentation,” introduced by Paul Otlet and his colleagues to describe the work of the International Institute of Bibliography (later FID) that they set up in Brussels in 1895, constituted a new “discursive formation,” to echo Foucault. While today's special terminology of information science was not then in use, this should not obscure the fact that key concepts for information science as we now understand this field of… Expand
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