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Title:Intellectual Exchange and the New Information Order of the Interwar Years: The British Society for International Bibliography, 1927-1937
Author(s):Laqua, Daniel
Subject(s):British Society for International Bibliography
Abstract:This article examines how the internationalism of the interwar years interacted with a growing concern for documentation and knowledge organization. To this end, it examines the work of the British Society for International Biography. The organization sought close links with British institutions but had pronounced transnational features: it championed the Universal Decimal Classification, collaborated with the International Institute of Bibliography in Brussels, and interacted with the League of Nations’ bodies for intellectual cooperation. As a whole, the article shows how different actors sought to shape a new information order, yet it also traces the obstacles that they encountered.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Library Trends 62 (3) Winter 2014: Essays in Honor of W. Boyd Rayward: Part 1: 465-477
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-27

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