Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Reference Conundrum

Those of us who are ... or have been ... reference librarians usually understand that there can be an enormous gap between a question and its answer. The naive question may require a sophisticated answer. A sophisticated question may, perhaps, be answered in a dozen ways ... with each of them "right"from a chosen perspective.

The latter is a rather general problem in economics, history, or politics.

The purpose of this blog is to explore the issue of "reference." It is not about books and databases, but rather about the knowledges (note the "s") needed to use them.

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