Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload, ca.1550-1700

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Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload, ca.1550-1700

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dc.contributor.author Blair, Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-31T13:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Blair, Ann. 2003. Reading strategies for coping with information overload, ca.1550-1700. Journal of the History of Ideas 64, no. 1: 11-28. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-5037 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3228379
dc.description.abstract This article surveys some of the ways in which early modern scholars responded to what they perceived as an overabundance of books. In addition to owning more books and applying selective judgment as well as renewed diligence to their reading and note-taking, scholars devised shortcuts, sometimes based on medieval antecedents. These shortcuts included the use of the alphabetical index, whether printed or handmade, to read a book in parts, and the use of reference books, amanuenses, abbreviations, or the cutting and pasting from printed or manuscript sources to save time and effort in note-taking. en
dc.description.sponsorship History en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Johns Hopkins University Press en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3654293 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jhi.2003.0014 en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload, ca.1550-1700 en
dc.relation.journal Journal of the History of Ideas en
dash.depositing.author Blair, Ann

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