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A NOVICE ON ‘DOCUMENTATION’

ERIC N. SIMONS (Publicity Manager and Information Service Officer, Edgar Allen & Co., Ltd.)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 January 1947

Abstract

I must confess that the word ‘documentation’ has always terrified me, and as a lover of the English language I wish a less formidable word could be found for this valuable, indeed vital, activity. Documentation, to a novice like myself, spells fust and must; dreary, bewhiskered old fossils; men whose souls are made of the parchment they handle. That this is not true I know from my contacts with members of Aslib, but I am quite sure the word frightens off many people who have not had that advantage.

Citation

SIMONS, E.N. (1947), "A NOVICE ON ‘DOCUMENTATION’", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 238-241. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026098

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