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Smoother pebbles and the shoulders of giants: the developing foundations of information science

Bawden, D. (2008). Smoother pebbles and the shoulders of giants: the developing foundations of information science. Journal of Information Science, 34(4), pp. 415-426. doi: 10.1177/0165551508089717

Abstract

Some developments in the information science discipline over a period of 30 years are discussed, by selecting topics covered in the early issues of Journal of Information Science, and tracing their influence on subsequent developments, largely though by no means exclusively through JIS papers. Five main themes are covered: the information discipline per se; the foundations of that discipline; the nature of information; relations between discipline and profession; and education for information science. The continuing resonance of the writings of Farradane and Brookes is noted.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: education, information history, information science, information professions, Journal of Information Science
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3154
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