Accession Number:

AD0645217

Title:

BOOKS AND LIBRARIES IN THE SCIENTIFIC AGE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The author proves to his own satisfaction that this is indeed a scientific age, not for its cultural impact but its nuisance value. He then contrasts the popular image of scientists with drab reality, enlivened only by the scientists love-hate relationship with his literature, whether it be read, written or kept in piles, even the latter function being undelegatable. A cursory summary of scientists of the literature in general and libraries in particular is followed by pronouncing anathema on those who would substitute a toilet roll of printout for books as we know them and an unabashed paean of praise for books, libraries and librarians.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE