Author: V. Motylev 1
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  • 1 The Department of Information Science The Krupskaya Institute 2, Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 192041 Leningrad USSR 2, Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 192041 Leningrad USSR
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Abstract  

Aging is one of the properties of scientific and technical literature. The knowledge of the laws of aging is very important in the science of science, information science and library science. Methodological errors in studying the aging process cause wrong results. By means of non-traditional processing of well-known empiric data the author refutes such generally accepted ideas as the idea of very rapid aging of literature, the idea of more rapid aging of publications on rapidly developing fields of knowledge, the idea of the maximum of book use being only in a few years after its publication, and some other ideas.