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

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Information science, History of science
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6DF6K31G
    Abstract:
    Reviews developments in the information science discipline over thirty years, by selecting topics covered in early issues of the Journal of Information Science, and tracing their influence on subsequent developments. Major themes are: the information science discipline itself; foundations of the discipline; nature of information; relations between discipline and profession; and education for information science. The continuing relevance of the writings of Jason Farradane and Bertie Brookes is notable.
    Notes:
    Reprinted with amendments in 'Information science in transition', Alan Gilchrist (ed.). London: Facet, 2009, pp. 23-43
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    Published
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