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The Resource Glut : mastering information through the ages, Alex Wright

Glut : mastering information through the ages, Alex Wright

Label
Glut : mastering information through the ages
Title
Glut
Title remainder
mastering information through the ages
Statement of responsibility
Alex Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, Wright weaves a narrative that connects such seemingly far-flung topics as insect colonies, Stone Age jewelry, medieval monasteries, Renaissance encyclopedias, early computer networks, and the World Wide Web. Finally, he pulls these threads together to reach a surprising conclusion, suggesting that the future of the information age may lie deep in our cultural past."--
Assigning source
Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Alex
Dewey number
020.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z666.5
LC item number
.W75 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
Z666.5
NAL item number
.W75 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information organization
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Information society
  • Information organization
  • Information society
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Classificaties
  • Information
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Informationsverarbeitung
  • Information retrieval
  • Informationssystem
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Wissensorganisation
  • Sistemas de almacenamiento y recuperación de la información
  • Organización de la información
  • Sociedad de la información
Label
Glut : mastering information through the ages, Alex Wright
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0711/2007006290.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The age of alphabets
  • 5.
  • Illuminating the dark age
  • 6.
  • A steam engine of the mind
  • 7.
  • The astral power station
  • 8.
  • The encyclopedic revolution
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • The moose that roared
  • 10.
  • The industrial library
  • 11.
  • The Web that wasn't
  • 12.
  • Memories of the future
  • Appendixes
  • A.
  • John Wilkins's universal categories
  • 1.
  • B.
  • Thomas Jefferson's 1783 catalog of books
  • C.
  • The Dewey decimal system
  • D.
  • S.R. Ranganathan's colon classification
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Networks and hierarchies
  • 2.
  • Family trees and the tree of life
  • 3.
  • The ice age information explosion
  • 4.
Control code
ocm85692734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780309102384
Lccn
2007006290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85692734
  • (OCoLC)85692734
Label
Glut : mastering information through the ages, Alex Wright
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0711/2007006290.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The age of alphabets
  • 5.
  • Illuminating the dark age
  • 6.
  • A steam engine of the mind
  • 7.
  • The astral power station
  • 8.
  • The encyclopedic revolution
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • The moose that roared
  • 10.
  • The industrial library
  • 11.
  • The Web that wasn't
  • 12.
  • Memories of the future
  • Appendixes
  • A.
  • John Wilkins's universal categories
  • 1.
  • B.
  • Thomas Jefferson's 1783 catalog of books
  • C.
  • The Dewey decimal system
  • D.
  • S.R. Ranganathan's colon classification
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Networks and hierarchies
  • 2.
  • Family trees and the tree of life
  • 3.
  • The ice age information explosion
  • 4.
Control code
ocm85692734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780309102384
Lccn
2007006290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85692734
  • (OCoLC)85692734

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