Given the continual stream of enthusiasm for web 2.0, second life etc stuff, I wonder how many people on this list last read A.C. on the subject approach to information? I have the third edition reprinted 1981 in front of me, and it is a wonderland :)
The way the story has changed since then needs historing and bibliographing in a number of ways - this is a real task and I might devote the rest of my life to it.
At the same time I have Phil Bradley's advanced internet searcher's handbook, also a third edition, and 2004. They make a wonderful compare and contrast.
But the interesting thing about Foskett, A.C. is that he has sections on science and technology, and on social sciences, but he ducks completely the issue of humanities. Bradley doesn't appear to have a subject based approach, doesn't appear to cite Foskett, anddoesn't even have a bibliography.
It seems to me the issue of the humanITies we need to return to or emphasise for if all we have is post-moernism and fundamentalism, then we are in trouble. I'm organising an ISKO workshop on phKO and have put up a Facebook group to assist the process. If there are any humanists, humanITarians, on this list, please join in. I'm also doing a workshop with the HEA in Liverpool on sustainable development and the contribition of the humanities, so do come along to that too.
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