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

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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 service that sent millions of index cards to American and European scientists. Field's radical new idea was to index major ideas rather than books or ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780262027021

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