Introduction to Information Science (Paperback)

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Foreword by Luciano Floridi 

The second edition of this definitive text gives a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the subject, bringing it up-to-date with analysis of the changes in the information environment, now largely digital, and their implication for the discipline and professions. Its approach is rooted in the philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations of the subject and in particular in Floridi's ideas of the fourth revolution, hyperhistory, and onlife. The theory-practice relationship is strongly emphasized throughout, and the extensive literature coverage makes this a valuable sourcebook. This second edition is extensively revised, with largely new text, illustrations, and resources, and offers a global perspective. The main topics covered include

  • foundations: philosophies, theories, concepts, ethics, and historical perspectives;
  • organizing, retrieving, and analyzing information and data;
  • information behavior, domain analysis, and digital literacies;
  • digital technologies, information systems, and information management;
  • information research methods and informetrics;
  • changing modes of information communication, and information society; and
  • the nature and future of the information disciplines and professions.

This book will be a standard text for students of library and information disciplines, including information science, librarianship, information and knowledge management, archives and records management, and digital humanities. It will also serve as an introduction for those beginning research in these areas, and as a resource for thoughtful and reflective practitioners.

About the Author

David Bawden is Professor of Information Science at City University London, editor of Journal of Documentation, and has published extensively in information science. Lyn Robinson is Program Director for Library and Information Science at City University London, and a well-known writer and presenter in the subject. She is also the author of Understanding Healthcare Information.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780838937297
ISBN-10: 0838937292
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: English