Information Science as an Interscience

Information Science as an Interscience
Author: Fanie de Beer
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-03-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081001837

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Science is first and foremost an intellectual activity, an activity of thought. Therefore, how do we, as information scientists, respond intellectually to what is happening in the world of information and knowledge development, given the context of new sociocultural and knowledge landscapes? Information Science as an Interscience poses many challenges both to information science, philosophy and to information practice, and only when information science is understood as an interscience that operates in a multifaceted way, will it be able to comply with these challenges. In the fulfilment of this task it needs to be accompanied by a philosophical approach that will take it beyond the merely critical and linear approach to scientific work. For this reason a critical philosophical approach is proposed that will be characterised by multiple styles of thinking and organised by a compositional inspiration. This initiative is carried by the conviction that information science will hereby be enabled to make contributions to significant knowledge inventions that may bring about a better world. Chapters focus on the rethinking of human thinking, our unique ability that enables us to cope with the world in which we live, in terms of the unique science with which we are involved. Subsequent chapters explore different approaches to the establishment of a new scientific spirit, the demands these developments pose for human thinking, for questions of method and the implications for information science regarding its proposed functioning as a nomad science in the context of information practice and information work. Final chapters highlight the proposed responsibility of focusing on information and inventiveness and new styles of information and knowledge work. focuses on rethinking information science to achieve a constructive scientific approach provides an alternative methodological approach in the study of information science shows how a change in scientific approach will have vast implications for the understanding and dissemination of knowledge presents the implications of a new approach for knowledge workers, and the dynamics of their work explores the future of thinking about science, knowledge and its nature and the ethical implications

Information Science as an Interscience

Information Science as an Interscience
Author: Fanie De Beer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: OCLC:1105771245

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Science is first and foremost an intellectual activity, an activity of thought. Therefore, how do we, as information scientists, respond intellectually to what is happening in the world of information and knowledge development, given the context of new sociocultural and knowledge landscapes? Information Science as an Interscience poses many challenges both to information science, philosophy and to information practice, and only when information science is understood as an interscience that operates in a multifaceted way, will it be able to comply with these challenges. In the fulfilment of this task it needs to be accompanied by a philosophical approach that will take it beyond the merely critical and linear approach to scientific work. For this reason a critical philosophical approach is proposed that will be characterised by multiple styles of thinking and organised by a compositional inspiration. This initiative is carried by the conviction that information science will hereby be enabled to make contributions to significant knowledge inventions that may bring about a better world. Chapters focus on the rethinking of human thinking, our unique ability that enables us to cope with the world in which we live, in terms of the unique science with which we are involved. Subsequent chapters explore different approaches to the establishment of a new scientific spirit, the demands these developments pose for human thinking, for questions of method and the implications for information science regarding its proposed functioning as a nomad science in the context of information practice and information work. Final chapters highlight the proposed responsibility of focusing on information and inventiveness and new styles of information and knowledge work. focuses on rethinking information science to achieve a constructive scientific approach provides an alternative methodological approach in the study of information science shows how a change in scientific approach will have vast implications for the understanding and dissemination of knowledge presents the implications of a new approach for knowledge workers, and the dynamics of their work explores the future of thinking about science, knowledge and its nature and the ethical implications.

Historical Studies in Information Science

Historical Studies in Information Science
Author: Trudi Bellardo Hahn,Michael Keeble Buckland
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1998
Genre: Information science
ISBN: 1573870625

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The 25 contributions to this volume, largely reprinted from recent special issues of three information science journals devoted to historical topics, address an array of topics including Paul Otlet and his successors; techniques, tools, and systems; organizations and individuals; theoretical issues; and literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Introduction to Information Science

Introduction to Information Science
Author: David Bawden,Lyn Robinson
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2015-06-10
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781856048101

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This landmark textbook takes a whole subject approach to Information Science as a discipline. Introduced by leading international scholars and offering a global perspective on the discipline, this is designed to be the standard text for students worldwide. The authors' expert narrative guides you through each of the essential building blocks of information science offering a concise introduction and expertly chosen further reading and resources. Critical topics covered include: foundations: - concepts, theories and historical perspectives - organising and retrieving information - information behaviour, domain analysis and digital literacies - technologies, digital libraries and information management - information research methods and informetrics - changing contexts: information society, publishing, e-science and digital humanities - the future of the discipline. Readership: Students of information science, information and knowledge management, librarianship, archives and records management worldwide. Students of other information-related disciplines such as museum studies, publishing, and information systems and practitioners in all of these disciplines.

Introductory Concepts in Information Science

Introductory Concepts in Information Science
Author: Melanie Norton,Melanie J. Norton
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1573870870

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Presents a unique and carefully researched introduction to the practical and theoretical concepts of information science and examines the impact of the Information Age on society and its institutions. Drawing on recent research into the field, as well as from scholarly and trade publications, the monograph provides a brief history of information science and coverage of key topics, including communications and cognition, information retrieval, bibliometrics, modeling, economics, information policies, and the impact of information technology on modern management. An essential volume for graduate students, practitioners, and any professional who needs a solid grounding in the field of information science.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
Author: Allen Kent,Harold Lancour,Jay E. Daily
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1979-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0824720261

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Documentation Indexing and Retrieval of Scientific Information

Documentation  Indexing  and Retrieval of Scientific Information
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1960
Genre: Documentation
ISBN: UCAL:B3921922

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Information Science

Information Science
Author: Anthony Debons,Esther E. Horne,Scott Cronenweth
Publsiher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1988
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: UOM:39015015373874

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A framework of concepts and issues that constitute a science of information as it relates to building information systems. Intended for information science beginners. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR