What Is Documentation?: English Translation of the Classic French Text

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März 2006



In 1951, when a school of information science was first established, Briet was the founding Director of Studies. She became Vice President of the International Federation for Documentation (FID) and acquired the nickname 'Madame Documentation.' This book relates her fascinating story and includes the first English translation of Briet's manifesto on the nature of documentation, a 48-page pamphlet, which sought to push the boundaries of the field beyond texts to include any material form of evidence. It also argued that a new and distinct profession was emerging and urged the societal need for new and active documentary services. Due to its continuing relevance towards understanding the nature, scope, and societal impacts of documents and documentation, Briet's modernist perspective, combined with semiotics, still deserves attention because it offers a sturdy and insightful alternative to the scientific, positivist view that has so dominated information science and which is increasingly being questioned.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 A Brief Biography of Suzanne Renee Briet Part 4 Suzanne Briet's What is Documentation? Part 5 "A Necessity of Our Time": Documentation as "Cultural Technique" in What is Documentation? Part 6 Writings by Suzanne Renee Briet: A Selective Bibliography Part 7 About the Editors and Contributors


Ronald E. Day is an assistant professor at Wayne State University. Laurent Martinet works on the indexing and content management of databases at L'Express magazine, Paris, and he is a translator of English documents into French. Hermina G. B. Anghelescu is assistant professor in the Library and Information Science Program at Wayne State University.


...important reading... Journal Of Documentation, Vol. 63, No. 5 (2007) [a] full and excellent translation... Libraries and The Cultural Record A worthwhile read for librarians, information scientists, and students. College & Research Libraries (C&RL), Vol. 68, No. 2 (March 2007)
EAN: 9780810851092
ISBN: 0810851091
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 72 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Ronald E. Day, Laurent Martinet
Format: kartoniert
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