NASA Reshapes Libraries: The Space Program’s Impact on Academic Libraries,Special Libraries, and Archives Public

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) has enriched many fields through its scientific discoveries and new technologies, but its impact on information science, though lesser known, may be among its most significant contributions. From the reconceptualization of librarians as information scientists by NASA leaders like Von Braun and Day, to NASA’s massive program of knowledge dissemination including breakthroughs in hardware and software, NASA’s informational initiatives helped to lay the foundation of modern information science. This report will describe these developments to give some perspective on what academic libraries, special libraries, and archives owe to NASA.

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Creator
Spencer, Brett
Dewald, Nancy H.
Keyword
aeronautical engineering libraries
special libraries
NASA history
information science history
space science history
archival science
academic libraries
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Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Resource type
Article
Published Date
2015
Language
English
Identifier
DOI: 10.1080/0194262X.2015.1102676
Source
Spencer, Brett, and Nancy H. Dewald. “NASA Reshapes Libraries: The Space Program’s Impact on Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, and Archives.” Science and Technology Libraries, vol. 34, no. 4, 2015, pp. 299-314. DOI: 10.1080/0194262X.2015.1102676
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