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Title:"A Brilliant Mind": Margaret Egan and Social Epistemology
Author(s):Furner, Jonathan
Subject(s):Library science --History
Information science --History
Abstract:Margaret Egan (1905–59) taught at the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago (1946–55) and at the School of Library Science at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1955–59). With her colleague Jesse Shera, Egan wrote “Foundations of a Theory of Bibliography” for Library Quarterly in 1952; this article marked the fi rst appearance of the term “social epistemology.” After Egan’s death, Shera has often been credited for the idea of social epistemology. However, there is ample evidence to show that it was Egan who originated the concept—one that is commonly viewed as fundamental to the theoretical foundations of library and information science.
Issue Date:2004
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library Trends 52(4) Spring 2004: 792-809.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2004.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-23

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