Our History

Information & Culture: A Journal of History is an academic journal publishing scholarly work related to the history of information. While the journal has undergone a name change and grown in scope in recent years, it has a history of over 50 years of academic publishing. Established in 1966 as The Journal of Library History, the original incarnation of this academic journal was edited and published at Florida State University until 1976. At that time, the journal's editorship moved to The University of Texas at Austin. In 1988, the title was changed to Libraries & Culture, and changed again to Libraries & the Cultural Record in 2006. In 2012 the journal assumed its present title, Information & Culture: A Journal of History.

The Journal's scope has broadened significantly in recent years to encompass the historical study of any topic that would fall under the purview of the modern interdisciplinary schools of information, like the institution in which the journal is edited, the the journal is edited, the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. However, the journal honors its (50+ year) heritage by continuing to publish in the areas of library, archival, museum, conservation, and information science history.”

The Journal of Library History Cover 1966Libraries & Culture cover 1988Libraries & the Cultural Record cover 2006Information & Culture cover 2012