Our History

Information & Culture is an academic journal publishing scholarly work related to the social and cultural context of information in our world.  While the journal has undergone name changes and grown in scope in recent years, it has a published continuously for more than 50 years. Established in 1966 as The Journal of Library History, the original incarnation of this academic journal was edited and published at Florida State University until 1976. At that time, the journal's editorship moved to The University of Texas at Austin. In 1988, the title was changed to Libraries & Culture, and changed again to Libraries & the Cultural Record in 2006. In 2012 the journal assumed its present title, Information & Culture.

The Journal's scope has broadened significantly in recent years to encompass the social and cultural aspects of information in all areas of human endeavor, regardless of time or place. Our aim is to publish research on any topic that would fall under the purview of the modern interdisciplinary schools of information, particularly work that follows a strong user-centered focus.

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