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"Blood has been spilt on that spot”: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences.

Lockerbie, Hayley; Baxter, Graeme

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Hayley Lockerbie

Graeme Baxter

Abstract

This paper explored the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. This relationship was considered in terms of five distinct facets: 1) the portrayal of libraries and librarians in relation to the supernatural, in literature and on screen; 2) the phenomenon of haunted library buildings; 3) the ways in which classification and cataloguing schemes deal with the supernatural; 4) the acquisition by libraries of materials relating to the supernatural; and 5) existing and proposed future research into the information seeking behaviour of those with an interest in the supernatural.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Aug 23, 2018
Institution Citation LOCKERBIE, H. and BAXTER, G. 2018. "Blood has been spilt on that spot”: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. Presented at the 2018 Supernatural in contemporary society conference, 23-24 August 2018, Aberdeen, UK.
Keywords Relationship; Supernatural; Libraries; Librarians; Literature; Screen; Haunted buildings

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