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Book Review Information Polity 20 (2015) 89–91 89 DOI 10.3233/IP-150347 IOS Press David Bawden Department of Library and Information Science, City University London, UK E-mail: D.Bawden@city.ac.uk Indexing it all: the subject in the age of documentation, information and data Ronald E. Day, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2014, Isbn 978-0-262-02821-9, xiv plus 120 pages The significance and continuing influence of the documentation movement of the early twentieth century has become increasing commented upon in recent years; see, for example [11]. This new thought-provoking book by Ronald Day may be seen, at least in part, as a continuation of this trend. Its considerations are presented from the perspective of the library and information science discipline, generally accepted as the heir of the documentation, although the documentation concept itself is undergoing something of a renaissance. It therefore fits well into the scope of the History and Foundations of Information Science series, of which it is a part. In the preface, the author states an intention to give “a critical epistemic-historical account of the development of the modern documentary tradition and its mode of governmentality in the twentieth century and now in the twenty-first [and] an intellectual history of the modern role of documentary indexing” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Book Review

Information Polity , Volume 20 (1): 3 – Jul 6, 2015

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IOS Press
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1570-1255
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1875-8754
DOI
10.3233/IP-150347
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Information Polity 20 (2015) 89–91 89 DOI 10.3233/IP-150347 IOS Press David Bawden Department of Library and Information Science, City University London, UK E-mail: D.Bawden@city.ac.uk Indexing it all: the subject in the age of documentation, information and data Ronald E. Day, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2014, Isbn 978-0-262-02821-9, xiv plus 120 pages The significance and continuing influence of the documentation movement of the early twentieth century has become increasing commented upon in recent years; see, for example [11]. This new thought-provoking book by Ronald Day may be seen, at least in part, as a continuation of this trend. Its considerations are presented from the perspective of the library and information science discipline, generally accepted as the heir of the documentation, although the documentation concept itself is undergoing something of a renaissance. It therefore fits well into the scope of the History and Foundations of Information Science series, of which it is a part. In the preface, the author states an intention to give “a critical epistemic-historical account of the development of the modern documentary tradition and its mode of governmentality in the twentieth century and now in the twenty-first [and] an intellectual history of the modern role of documentary indexing”

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Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Jul 6, 2015

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