Contextual readings for LIS701

These are the books I’ve chosen as the contextual readings for my LIS701 class. 5 students will read each book and then late in the semester we will have a book discussion. We’ll look at how each book relates to themes we’ve studied and the LIS profession as a whole.

Anderson, Chris. (2006) The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is selling Less of More. Hyperion.

Beck, John and Wade, Mitchell. (2004) Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is reshaping Business Forever. HBS Press.

Friedman, Thomas. (2005). The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. Riverhead Books.

Surowiecki, James. (2005) The Wisdom of Crowds. Anchor Books.