Foundations built of sand: Historical reflections on contemporary concerns in Australian library and information science

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Abstract

This opinion piece reflects on some critical questions being asked today about Australian library and information science (LIS). It explores some of the foundations of such questions to provide an historical perspective on contemporary Australian LIS practice. This paper contends that lack of historical perspectives amongst recent graduates contributes to a sense of professional isolation, and there is a need to place contemporary concerns within a broader and deeper professional landscape if the profession is to successfully address contemporary concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-296
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Library Journal
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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