Show simple item record Cronin, B. 2014-07-01T20:01:18Z 2014-07-01T20:01:18Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Cronin B. (2012). The waxing and waning of a field: Reflections on information studies education. Information Research, 17(3), paper 529.
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.
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dc.publisher Professor T.D. Wilson
dc.rights © The Author. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
dc.title The waxing and waning of a field: Reflections on information studies education
dc.type Article

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