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Information History in the Modern World : Histories of the Information Age - Toni Weller

Information History in the Modern World

Histories of the Information Age

By: Toni Weller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th December 2010
ISBN: 9780230237360
Number Of Pages: 211

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Information has a rich but under explored history. The information age of the late twentieth century witnessed the emergence of a new history of information and, in this timely collection of essays, a team of international scholars from a variety of disciplines examines the changing understandings of information in the modern world.

Situating the concept of information in varying historical contexts since the eighteenth century, Information History in the Modern World: Histories of the Information Age:
• explores how this historical research can challenge our perceptions of the information age in the global twenty-first century
• discusses ephemera, wars, imagery, empire, identification and the transience of history in the digital era
• argues that the changing uses, perceptions and manifestations of information helped to shape the world we know today.

Authoritative and approachable, this is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in how and why information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world.

'One of the best texts I have read for a long time. The collection has an exciting objective and it forms a coherent whole; students of History and of Library and Information Science will return repeatedly to this book.' - Professor Trine Schreiber, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark 'Information History in the Modern World is a high quality work providing a useful companion to the teaching of this subject at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and a good resource for students and researchers.' - Dr Gayner Eyre, Aberystwyth University, UK

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Some Historical Strategies for Mastering Information
'Give in your account': Printed Forms in Nineteenth-Century Life
The Dissemination of Information in Nineteenth-Century Denmark
Identification as Information Flows in England , 1500-2000
Information and Empire: The Library and Intelligence Department of the Imperial Institute, London 1887-1955
The In-House Company Magazine, 1900-1950: Information History as the History of Knowledge Management
Modelling Recent Information History: The 'Banditry' of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda
Rewriting History: Digital Discourse and the Nature of the Past
Conclusion
Further Reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780230237360
ISBN-10: 0230237363
Series: Themes in Focus
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 9th December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.4  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1