Robert Pagès (1919-2007) was an anarchist activist who later became director of a major social psychology research laboratory. Between these roles he was a student in documentation established in Paris by Suzanne Briet and others at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. In 1947 while he was a student of documentation Pagès submitted a thesis entitled “Transformations documentaires et milieu culturel” (Documentary transformations and cultural context) which was published as an article in the Review of Documentation in 1948. A key theme was that documentation is to culture what machinery is to industry. This introduction situates and explains some key ideas from Pagès' article.
Buckland, Michael K.
"Introduction to Robert Pagès’ “Documentary Transformations and Cultural Context”,"
Proceedings from the Document Academy: Vol. 8
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol8/iss1/1
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