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How information about library collections represents a treasure trove for research in the humanities and social sciences

Lavoie, Brian (2018) How information about library collections represents a treasure trove for research in the humanities and social sciences. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Sep 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

WorldCat, an aggregate database of library catalogues worldwide, was primarily set up to aid libraries in carrying out their work in areas such as cataloguing or resource sharing. But the information it carries about much of the world's accumulated published output is also a a unique source of information for answering a wide range of questions about world literature and other forms of creative expression. Brian Lavoie offers an insight into the types of questions WorldCat data can provide answers to, and how research of this kind also amplifies the value and impact of library collections.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4450 Databases
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 14:10
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91757

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