Information Access Seminar

Where Does the Study of Information Lead?

Friday, February 3, 2017
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
107 South Hall
Michael Buckland

Discourse on the scope of information science / studies has drawn heavily on definitions and disciplines. But what if we took a central concept and see where it leads to? I was recently asked to prepare an 8,000 word encyclopedia article on “document theory” which has led me into some unfamiliar areas (e.g. “thing knowledge”). I will review what I have included (and why) and the conclusions that I am drawing, including a strengthened belief that discourse based on definitions and in terms of disciplines (being interdisciplinary, or meta-disciplinary, etc.) is questionable. Join us for a discussion.

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January 25, 2017