Due in February 2010. This why this blog has languished unloved and unwritten in for a month now. I am combing the text until it gleams and satisfies the publishers (ha!) and I feel guilty taking my attention away from domain analysis even for a second (so everyone else has to love domain analysis too). I really recommend writing a book. Sitting for a year getting fat(ter) and staring out from the attic across the central line as the sun rises and sets again, constantly scanning the email and twitter for irrelevant distractions and living on white wine and pistachio nuts – what seemed like such a good subject is suddenly devoid of any words at all – relying on my pilates trainer several times a week to ensure I don’t set like a jelly. I am sooo nearly finished with this book. V. grateful to Chris Urquhart for her beta reading and supportive comments.
This monograph, recently published by Facet, previously appeared as a special issue of the Journal of Information Science. The book serves as an excellent, contemporary text for Information Science, and we will be using it as a key work on our courses from the next autumn semester. Edited by Alan Gilchrist, the chapters are written by some of the most significant writers, researchers and thinkers within the field today, with the aim of documenting highlights from 50 years of ideas in information science.
If you are interested in (or studying!) information science, do have a look at Brian’s excellent website: Brian Vickery at home.
Update 19/07/2016: Brian Vikery died on October 17th 2009. A brief obituary is here.