History of Scientific (Scholarly) Information and Communication

Old volumes of chemical periodicals and textbooks Also available via the blog of the author!

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"And today the book is already, as the present mode of scholarly production demonstrates, an outdated mediation between two different filing systems. For everything that matters is to be found in the card box of the researcher who wrote it, and the scholar studying it assimilates it into his own card index." "Und schon heute ist das Buch, wie die aktuelle wissenschaftliche Produktionsweise lehrt, eine veraltete Vermittlung zwischen zwei verschiedenen Katalogsystemen. Denn alles Wesentliche findet sich im Zettelkasten des Forschers, der's verfasste, und der Gelehrte, der darin studiert, assimiliert es seiner eigenen Kartothek."
From: Walter Benjamin: Attested Auditor of Books (Vereidigter Bücherrevisor). In: One-Way-Street (Einbahnstrasse). 1928. Is included in: Walter Benjamin: Ein Lesebuch. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1996, p. 93. English version cited in: Lloyd Spence: In the Body of the Text : Walter Benjamin and the Experience of Reading. July 30, 2000 Material Cultures of the Book. (via Archive.org)

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History of Scientific Information, Communication, and Documentation in Germany

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Library History/Book History

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History of Chemical Information

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History of the Internet/Computer History

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