Information Sciences

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Cybernetics, Knowledge Management, Information Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Knowledge Classification,

Communication Theory, Communication Studies, Linguistics, Social Anthropology, Communication Technology,

Sociology of Technology, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies,

Scope

Discipline arguably part of Applications of Mathematics that traditionally deals with the processes of storing and transferring information, but also I would suggest with strategies of digesting and using information. It attempts to bring together concepts and methods from various disciplines such as library science, computer science and engineering, linguistics, psychology, and other technologies in order to develop techniques and devices to aid in the handling—that is, in the collection, organisation, storage, retrieval, interpretation, and use—of information. The roots of the discipline of information science lay in three post-World War II developments: the Shannon-Weaver information theory model, Norbert Wiener’s conception of the science of cybernetics (see Applications of Mathematics, and rapid advances in the design and production of electronic computers.

Prominent focus on digitalisation and its effect on human mind, relations, society. See Cybernetics, Sociology of Technology.

Notions

Communication Theory, Content Analysis, Cyperspace, Discourse Analysis, Intellectual property, Internet Studies

Traditions

Thinkers

Periodicals

Web

Further

Information Management

For developments in information storage and retrieval linked to new technological developments especially digitisation, and the use of metadata, follow issues surrounding developments of Digital Object Identifier, DOI, OpenURLs http://www.ocoins.info/.

For studies on Google Book Search impact on research see http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm ;


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