Information resources and documents

My interests in this area cover the nature, organization and use of information resources of all kinds. This includes the historical development of documents and recorded information, with a particular interest in the nineteenth century, when much of our present information environment took shape. Because of my educational and work background, I have a particular focus on resources in science, specifically chemistry, and healthcare, specifically medicines information. I lead courses in City University London on information resources and information organisation, and on information in specific subject domains. Some of my recent publications in these topics (with links to self-archived or open access versions where available) are:

  • D Bawden, “An ever-expanding universe of information”: Paxton and his followers in the communications revolution, paper presented at ‘Paxton150: histories and futures of public parks, Sheffield University, 11 September 2015
  • N Jamar, A Šauperl and D Bawden, The components of abstracts: the logical structure of abstracts in the areas of materials science and technology and of library and information science, New Library World, 2014, 115(1/2), 15-33
  • L Rowland and D Bawden, The future of history: investigating the preservation of information in the digital age, Library and Information History, 2012, 28(3), 220-236
  • A Mukherjee and D Bawden, Health information seeking in the information society, Health Information and Libraries Journal, 2012, 29(3), 242-246
  • D Bawden and L Robinson, Pharmaceutical information; a 30-year perspective on the literature, Annual Reviews of Information Science and Technology, 2010, 45, 63-119
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