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Second-Hand Knowledge: An Inquiry into Cognitive Authority (Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science)

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Hardcover, 211 pages
Published August 24th 1983 by Praeger
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Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar
Read this book as a part of my coursework. Wilson introduces his concept of Cognitive Authority which loosely means the person/organisation holding our mind-space for a particular domain or speciality. He discusses about this concept in academia, daily life and culminates it with the library. Being a librarian, he allocates the final chapter for librarians and discusses about their role as proxy cognitive authorities. I am told that Wilson is one of the few guys who takes a philosophical approac...more
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