A Hermeneutical Metatheory for Information Science
The aim of the research is to present a unifying framework for information science that has hermeneutics as its foundation. Hermeneutics, a theory and methodology of interpretation, will be briefly explained, as well as how it can underlie information science’s basis. The research argues that a unifying framework for information science that is based on hermeneutics posits human sense-making within society at the core of the field, establishing that the question of meaning is central to the development of information services. Preliminary results will be presented.
Luciana Corts Mendes is a visiting student researcher at the School of Information and a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Programme in Information Science at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.