The Mansueto and Regenstein Libraries at the University of Chicago:
1. all monographs browsable, 2. no offsite storage, 3. no materials in high-density
local storage other than digitized serials, special collections, and government
serials that can be stored without disorder and so are pageable in long runs.
The best of the past AND the future.
This is a page containing various work of AA relating to libraries and knowledge. For other books and materials, please go to the main Books and Papers page.
Papers on Library Matters
AA's report on the future of the University of Chicago Library. Chicago, May 2006.
Data Appendix to AA's report on the future of the University of Chicago Library. Chicago, May 2006.
"The Traditional Future: A Computational Theory of Library Research" in the November 2008 issue of College and Research Libraries.
AA's Windsor Lecture (at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science) on Scholars and Libraries in Course of the 20th Century. Urbana, March 2008.
AA's Plenary Lecture to the Association of American University Presses on Publication and the Future of Knowledge. Montreal, June 2008.
AA's Talk to Alumni and Friends on The Future of Knowing University of Chicago Alumni Weekend, "Brunch with Books," Chicago 6 June 2009
AA's paper on the history of library use by American academics In Social Knowledge in the Making University of Chicago Press, eds. Charles Camic, Neil Gross, Michele Lamont, 2011.
AA's paper on the effect of concordances on literary scholarship in the past and consequently the likely importance of computer-based keyword indexes in the future. Rejected by an eminent digital humanities journal for having the wrong views on this matter. (The paper shows that concordances had little or no effect.) The published version is Social Science History 37:427-455, 2013
AA's recent (May 2015) talk on the future of library research.