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Information Science

JASFIS Volume 50, Number 12, ISSN 0002-8231


Presents personal analysis of information science as a field of scientific inquiry and professional practice that has evolved over the past half-century. Examines origin of information science in respect to problems of the information explosion, social role of field, nature of "information," structure of field in terms of problems addressed, evolutionary trends in information retrieval, relation of information science to other fields, and educational models and issues. Contains 48 references. (Author/AEF)


Saracevic, T. (1999). Information Science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(12), 1051. Retrieved June 2, 2023 from .

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