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When’s this Paradigm Shift Ending?

dc.contributor.authorLowry, Charles B.
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-14T18:23:40Z
dc.date.available2006-11-14T18:23:40Z
dc.date.issued2002-07
dc.identifier.citationLowry, Charles B., “When’s this Paradigm Shift Ending?” portal: Libraries and the Academy vol. 2, no. 3 (2002): pp. vii-xiii.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/4002
dc.descriptionEditorial Featureen
dc.description.abstractSince 1962, when Thomas S. Kuhn published The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, one of the century's milestone works in the history of philosophy and science, his notion of the paradigm shift has been interpreted broadly as a model, and applied not only to scientific thinking but also to social phenomenon. The term has been applied increasingly and loosely to a transformation of libraries. As a general rubric, this does no great damage, but as a rigorous explanation, it is wide of the mark. It is past time to examine what we mean in using it in this way and begin to assess more thoroughly the pace and meaning of this change. In this brief essay I cannot provide a very thorough examination of the complex transformation, but it is possible to capture the gestalt. The starting point of this discussion is to distinguish between cause and effect and not to make the error of reversing them.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Pressen
dc.subjectInformation Servicesen
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen
dc.titleWhen’s this Paradigm Shift Ending?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland Librariesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_us


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