Abstract

In response to a recent article by Donald Davis and John Aho, "Whither Library History?" Jonathan Rose discusses six possible alternatives for the future of library history. Library historians can either continue to produce a traditional kind of library history or reframe their subject as a subfield of information science, mainstream history, or the history of the book. They can also adopt the models of such critical theorists as Antonio Gramsci and Michel Foucault. Rose argues for a sixth option: to make library history a part of the new academic discipline of book studies.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2166-3033
Print ISSN
2164-8034
Pages
pp. 50-60
Launched on MUSE
2003-02-11
Open Access
No
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