Implications of General Systems Theory for Librarianship and Higher Education

Dan Bergen
1966 College and Research Libraries  
Systems science has both theoretical and empirical dimensions. General systems theory investigates the isomorphism of concepts, laws, and models in the various domains of human inquiry. General systems theory has implications for both academic librarianship and the teaching-learning process in higher education. With respect to the former, it promotes the conceptual reorganization of knowledge for storage and retrieval. With regard to the latter, it seeks to identify concepts whose organizing
more » ... whose organizing power transcends the artificial bounds of the academic disciplines.
doi:10.5860/crl_27_05_358 fatcat:uwh7aaejizghpa2qt7fxdio4lu