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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
Sep 01, 2010 Mark marked it as on-pause
Haven't touched this in a good while. Will need to start over, or at least read my notes. Putting on pase as of 29 May 2015.