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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

Authors

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.

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.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name 2018 Supernatural in contemporary society conference.
Start Date Aug 23, 2018
End Date Aug 24, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 11, 2019
Keywords Relationship; Supernatural; Libraries; Librarians; Literature; Screen; Haunted buildings
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/230120

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