The Speculative Fiction Information Community: The Boundless Canvas, and the Community that Admires it

Stanis, Paul The Speculative Fiction Information Community: The Boundless Canvas, and the Community that Admires it., 2014 [Preprint]

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Speculative fiction (SF) has a dynamic information community, which forms the basis of the paper. SF and its community are introduced, followed by a review of the literature, and a brief description of the author’s methodology in collecting examples and points of interest. A discussion of the many facets of the information community follows, including demographics and the ways in which information professionals have interacted with the development of the community. The paper concludes with a call for greater research and attention to the community’s information needs.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: science fiction, fantasy, information community
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
C. Users, literacy and reading.
D. Libraries as physical collections.
Depositing user: Paul Stanis
Date deposited: 13 Mar 2015 17:44
Last modified: 13 Mar 2015 17:44


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