School of Information
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

  Michael Buckland, Professor.

 History of Information Management

Translations of this page:
*New* 信息管理史, Chinese translation by Matthew Ma of Ecigator, Nov 2022.
Storia della gestione delle informazioni. Italian translation by Samuel Badree, CouponToaster, Sep 2021.
انفارمیشن مینجمنٹ کی تاریخ . Sindhi translation by Ahsan Soomro, 2020.

- Draft Guide to Information Science History Resources, 2022.

Selected General Websites
- Thomas Hapke History of Scientific Information and Communication.
- ASIST SIG History and Foundations of Information Science website.
- ALA Library History Round Table.
- South Hall: The School of Information and its antecedents.
Selected reviews
- Fidelia Ibekwe, European origins of library and information science. Emerald Publishing, 2019. Covers France, former Yugoslavia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain and Portugal.
- Colin B. Burke, America's Information Wars: The Untold Story of Information Systems in America’s Conflicts and Politics from World War II to the Internet Age. Rowan & Littlefield, 2018.
- Donna Harmon. Information Retrieval: The Early Years [1950s-2000]. Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval vol 13, No. 5 (2019); 425–577.
- Robert V. Williams. Enhancing the cultural record: Recent trends in the history of information science and technology. Libraries & the Cultural Record vol 44, No 3 (2009): 326-342.
- History of Information Science. Literature review through 1994.
- Marcia J. Bates. A tour of Information Science through the pages of JASIS. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, vol. 50, no. 11, 1999, pp. 975-993. (pdf).
Natale Battezzati;   Lodewyk Bendikson;   Suzanne Briet;   Vannevar Bush;   J. Periam Danton;   Herbert Haviland Field;   Robert Gitler;   Emanuel Goldberg;   Robert M. Hayes   Philip Keeney;   Frederick Kilgour award;   Melvin E. ("Bill") Maron;   Fredric J. Mosher;   Frederick Kilgour;   Wilhelm Ostwald;   Paul Otlet;   Robert Pagès;   Martin Schrettinger;   Raynard C. Swank;   Robert V. Williams;   Patrick Wilson (Review, oral history, obituary).
  ASIS&T Pioneers of Information Science.
  Intended future site for the ASIS&T Oral History project originated by Bob Williams at the University of South Carolina.
- European Modernism and the Information Society: informing the present, understanding the past [Proceedings of May 2005 conference], ed. W. Boyd Rayward. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007.
- The Architecture of Knowledge: The Mundaneum and the European Antecedents of the World Wide Web. Colloquium Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium, 24/25 May 2002.
- Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, Philadelphia, November 15-17, 2002. Proceedings available through the Othmer Library. Report in German.
- Conference on History and Heritage of Science Information Systems, Pittsburgh, Oct. 23-25, 1998, sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation and ASIS. Proceedings available through the Othmer Library. Reports on the conference in English and in German. Proceedings available in print from Information Today, Inc..
- West Coast History Workshop on ... Information Systems, Berkeley, Nov 2001. Program.
- History papers at past Annual Meetings of the American Society of Information Science.
Ribeiro R. & G. Fernanda (2020) The Brazilian Neodocumentalist Movement. Proc. DOCAM.
- Ideology and libraries: California, Diplomacy and Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 by M. Buckland with Masaya Takayama (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020) available from For 30% discount try code RLFANDF30. Japanese edition 2021 Ideorogie to toshokan. Jusonbo, 2021. ISBN978-4-88367-354-4.
- Patrick Wilson, by Howard White. ISKO Encyclopedia of KO.
- Ray Larson's academic life. Announcement. Video.
- Book review of Lisa Gitelman. 2014. Paper knowledge: Toward a media history of documents. (JASIST 65, n 5 (2015): 1088-89).
- Paul Ötlet, Pioneer of Information Management. Translation into Hungarian of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Management by Elana Pavlet, 2016.
- Павле Отлет, Пионер на управување со информации. Translation into Macedonian of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Management by Katerina Nestiv, 2016.
- Поль Отле, Піонер Інформаційного МенеджментуTranslation into Ukrainian of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Management by Anna Matesh, 2016.
- Colin B. Burke. Information and intrigue: From index cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss.. MIT Press, 2014. Mainly a biography of Herbert Haviland Field and his family and the rise and decline of the little-known Concilium Bibliographicum in Zurich, one of the largest bibliographical systems of early 20th century.
- M. Sanderson & W. Bruce Croft. The history of information retrieval research. Proceedings of the IEEE 100 (May 13, 2012): 1444-1451.
- Paul Otlet, Пионер управления информацией. Russian translation by Valeria Aleksandrova, 2015, of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Management.
- Krajobraz Informatyki: Amerykańskiego Towarzystwa Nauk Informacyjnych na 62. Polish translation by Valeria Aleksandrova, 2015, of Landscape of Information Science: ASIS at 62. (JASIS 1999). On "Document" and "Computational" traditions.
- Documentation science in Russia:
- - Плешкевич, Евгений [E. A. Pleshkevich]. Documentation science in thecontext of the post-non-classical development of modern science. Scientific and Technical Information Processing 38, no 3 (2011):143-147.
- - Плешкевич, Евгений [E. A. Pleshkevich]. Documentality as a document's attribute feature. Scientific and Technical Information Processing 40, no 3 (2013):146-151.
- Alex Wright. Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age, Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Digital Pioneers, early innovations digitization in libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies.
- L. Decatur. 50 Years of Information Technology. Chronology, 1950s - 2000s.
- M. Buckland. On the cultural and intellectual context of European Documentation in the early twentieth century. Chapter 2, pp 44-57, in: European Modernism and the Information Society, ed. W. Boyd Rayward. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007. pdf.
- M. Buckland. The Library Research Unit at the University of Lancaster, 1967-1972: A Memoir. In: Access, Delivery, Performance: Festschrift . . . Peter Brophy, ed. by J. R. Griffiths & J. Craven. London: Facet, 2009, pp 7-20.
- Information schools: A Monk, Library Science, and the Information Age. The rationale for evolving and modernizing academic programs in library science seen in the context of German library science: Martin Schrettinger, Adolf von Harnack, Fritz Milkau, and Humboldt University. Manuscript for Humboldt University Institute of Library Science students' book project. July 24, 2004.
- C. Bourne & T. B. Hahn: A History of Online Information Services, 1963-1976. MIT Pr. 2003. Blurb.
- What has Information Science contributed to the world. Discussion.
- Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories, Susanne Bjorner & Stephanie C. Ardito.
- From Otlet to the Internet via Hypertext. Chronology in French.
- IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. Special Issue: Computer Applications in Libraries. Part 1: Vol 24, no 2 (April-June 2002):3-85. Part 2: Vol. 24, no 3 July- September 2002): 2-74.
- Library Education: A Centenary and the Future, (1987).
- Documentation, Information Science and Library Science in the USA: A Re-interpretation. Summary;   text.
- Histories, heritages and the past: The case of Emanuel Goldberg. Paper at the Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, Philadelphia, November 15-17, 2002.
- Ronald Day. The Modern Invention of Information: Discourse, History, and Power. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8093-2390-7.   An article-length version can be found in: Ronald E. Day. "Totality and Representation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology vol 52, no 9 (June 2001):725-735. [Offprint].
- Ronald Rousseau: Time-line for bibliometrics.
- History of hypertext.
- History of Information Management: France.
- Landscape: "Document" and "computational" traditions in Information Science.
- Historical Studies in Information Science, by T. B. Hahn & M. Buckland. Contents.
- International Federation for Information & Documentation, 1895-1995: Achievements and Publications.
- Translation of Briet's What is Documentation?.
- Robert Gitler and the founding of the Japan Library School, at Keio University, Tokyo, 1951.
- Information Processing & Management History of Information Science issue.
- History of tools of access to knowledge: Articles & chronology. Solaris No. 4, 1997. (In French).
- History of Information Management: Germany.
- Liberal arts and the development of schools of LIS.   Summary,   full text.
- On the cultural and intellectual context of European documentation in the early twentieth century. 2007. pdf.
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