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dc.contributor.author Cronin, B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-01T20:01:18Z en
dc.date.available 2014-07-01T20:01:18Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Cronin B. (2012). The waxing and waning of a field: Reflections on information studies education. Information Research, 17(3), paper 529. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/18466 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/18466
dc.description.abstract In this short paper, avowedly personal, partial and pointillist in nature, I (i) sketch the early days of (mainly Anglo-American) information studies and the field's gradual institutionalization, (ii) describe its maturation, as both an academic discipline and a domain of professional practice, and (iii) speculate on its future in the light of oft-expressed predictions of its imminent demise as an autonomous enterprise within the academy. I invoke import-export data to demonstrate the newfound outer-directedness of the field and the growing attractiveness of its research to cognate disciplines. However, I also argue that the permeability of contemporary information studies' boundaries may in fact be the cause of its eventual undoing: in short, epistemic promiscuity comes at a price. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Professor T.D. Wilson en
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.informationr.net/ir/17-3/paper529.html en
dc.rights © The Author. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.title The waxing and waning of a field: Reflections on information studies education en
dc.type Article en


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