What Have Library Schools and I-Schools Forgotten?
What, now, in 2006, could form a fresh approach to the foundations, curriculum, and research agendas of library schools and i-schools? What criteria should be applied?
Bernd Frohmann is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, and author of Deflating Information: From Science Studies to Documentation (University of Toronto Press, 2004). His main research interests are concerned with the materiality and the institutional environment of documentary systems: how the circulation of documents of all kinds, together with their related technologies of production and consumption, intersect with social and institutional structures to produce specific effects, such as knowledge, cultural phenomena, social distinction, hierarchies of expertise, domination, and possibilities of freedom. He has also published on information ethics and the ways in which information, its users, and its uses are constructed as objects of disciplinary knowledge. For more information, see his website.