Friday, March 18, 2011

Locating Citations

Why do we include location when we cite a source? Maybe it made sense in the 18th century when there might have been a Jones & Son publishing books in London and another, different Jones & Son publishing in Surrey, but nowadays when there are so few publishers and all of them outsource the printing anyway, why do we cite location at all? Is this a tradition we can get rid of or does it actually serve some purpose?