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Title:The Case against Information and the Body in Library and Information Science
Author(s):Hartel, Jenna
Subject(s):Information science
Embodied experience
Empirical research
Abstract:What follows is an editorial that makes a case against the development of an empirical research frontier in library and information science (LIS) devoted to information and the body. My goal is to offer a sober and constructive counterbalance to this Library Trends special issue that is otherwise uncritical of its proposition. In asserting that original research into embodied information may be unproductive for our field, I draw from my personal experience and reflections as well as foundational conceptions of LIS from past and contemporary luminaries. My conclusion reminds all stakeholders in this Library Trends special issue of the many fascinating and urgent research questions that remain unanswered within the conventional boundaries of LIS.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Hartel, Jenna. "The Case against Information and the Body in Library and Information Science." Library Trends, vol. 66 no. 4, 2018, pp. 585-588. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lib.2018.0018
Series/Report:Library Trends 66 (4). Spring 2018
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-20

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