Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss

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An account of Herbert Field's quest for a new way of organizing information and how information systems are produced by ideology as well as technology. In Information and Intrigue Colin Burke tells the story of one man's plan to revolutionize the world's science information systems and how science itself became enmeshed with ideology and the institutions of modern liberalism. In the 1890s, the idealistic American Herbert Haviland Field established the Concilium Bibliographicum, a Switzerland-based science information ...

Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss 2014, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262027021

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