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The Resource Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age, Ann M. Blair

Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age, Ann M. Blair

Label
Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age
Title
Too much to know
Title remainder
managing scholarly information before the modern age
Statement of responsibility
Ann M. Blair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The flood of information brought to us by advancing technology is often accompanied by a distressing sense of 'information overload', yet this experience is not unique to modern times. In fact, says Ann Blair in this intriguing book, the invention of the printing press and the ensuing abundance of books provoked sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European scholars to register complaints very similar to our own. The author examines methods of information management in ancient and medieval Europe as well as the Islamic world and China, then focuses particular attention on the organization, composition, and reception of Latin reference books in print in early modern Europe. She explores in detail the sophisticated and sometimes idiosyncratic techniques that scholars and readers developed in an era of new technology and exploding information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blair, Ann
Dewey number
039.71094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1035.8.L38
LC item number
B58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reference books, Latin
  • Reference books, Latin
  • Reference books
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Note-taking
  • Bibliography
  • Bibliography
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age, Ann M. Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information management in comparative perspective -- Note-taking as information management -- Reference genres and their finding devices -- Compilers, their motivations and methods -- The impact of early printed reference books
Control code
601347978
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780300112511
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601347978
Label
Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age, Ann M. Blair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information management in comparative perspective -- Note-taking as information management -- Reference genres and their finding devices -- Compilers, their motivations and methods -- The impact of early printed reference books
Control code
601347978
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780300112511
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601347978

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