The Early Information Society: Information Management in Britain Before the Computer

The Early Information Society: Information Management in Britain Before the Computer

Alistair Black, Dave Muddiman, Helen Plant


even if termed the 'network society', the 'knowledge society' or the 'information society', it's broadly approved new age has dawned, unveiled by way of strong desktop and verbal exchange applied sciences. but for millenia people were recording wisdom and tradition, carrying out the dissemination and maintenance of knowledge. In "The Early info Society", the authors argue for an prior incarnation of the knowledge age, focusing upon the interval 1900-1960. In aid of this they research the historical past and traditions in Britain of 2 separate yet comparable information-rich occupations - details administration and data technology - repositioning their origins earlier than the age of the pc and determining the forces using their early improvement. "The Early details Society" bargains an historic account which questions the newness of the present info society. will probably be crucial studying for college kids, researchers and practitioners within the library and knowledge technological know-how box, and for sociologists and historians drawn to the knowledge society.

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