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I welcome you out of the lurking darkness into the glaring spotlight.
It's not really list-related, but I wonder if you've come across a book,
tenously related to your stuff on libaries called 'Gendering Library
History' edited by Evelyn Kerslake and Nickianne Moody (you can contact the
author to get a copy at N.A.Moody@livjm.ac.uk)?
It may not relate to your questions here, but if I remember the blurb
properly, there isn't that much written culturally about the role of the
library, and is one of the few efforts in print.
Otherwise, of course, there the line about academics being a library's way
of making another library (that got a laugh when I used it at a research
seminar recently- I wish I'd thought of it!).
I think much of the list discussion has been on more fundamental questions,
such as whether the virus metaphor is indeed appropriate for what memetics
Gladwell's rather journalistic 'The Tipping Point' has a section about
particular kinds of people who are significant in major social trends (he
talks about that traitorous colonial (:-)) Paul Revere a lot). So that may
be a way in- although he doesn't talk about memes at all.
> From: Dan Roland
> Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 1:00 pm
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> Subject: religion, libraries, and memes
> I have been lurking on this list for the past several months since I
> started my doctoral studies in library and information management at
> Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, US. I am interested in the
> ways that religion and information systems work together and this has
> led me to the exploration of memetics. I am interested in studying the
> role of preachers/priests/shamans/etc., as virus initiators and that of
> disciples as virus replicators especially in terms of their information
> seeking/usage behavior. I am curious as to whether these are the folks
> who are your most common advocates of censorship at the public library
> and the effect they and their memes have on collection development at
> the public library. I am also curious about the public library as a
> cultural artifact and 1.) how it contributes to the survival and
> dissemination of memes and 2.) how it is an education resource for virus
> inoculation/treatment. Since I a newcomer to the list I do not know if
> these topics have been discussed before, but I would appreciate any
> insights or feedback, thanks.
> "Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring,"
> Dan Roland
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