Principia Informatica. Foundational Theory of Information and Principles of Information Services

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105735
Title:
Principia Informatica. Foundational Theory of Information and Principles of Information Services
Author:
Hjørland, Birger
Editors:
Bruce, Harry; Fidel, Raya; Ingwersen, Peter; Vakkari, Pertti
Citation:
Principia Informatica. Foundational Theory of Information and Principles of Information Services 2002, :109-121
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105735
Submitted date:
2008-01-09
Abstract:
Library and information science (LIS) may alternatively be labeled library, information and documentation studies, LID or just information science, IS. In taking IS serious as a research field, this paper presents an understanding of one of its core concepts (information) and outlines its fundamental principles. It is shown that there exist hierarchies of information processing mechanisms in nature and culture and that IS is concerned with only the highest forms of such mechanisms, which consist of libraries, electronic databases and related information services. Theories about such high-level information systems are closely related to theoretical views of knowledge, language, documents, cognition, science and communication. Information scientists are not the only experts involved in the handling of information, and a view of our special role is presented. The aspiration of this article is to provide a synopsis of the fundamentals of IS: Principia Informatica.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHjørland, Birgeren_US
dc.contributor.editorBruce, Harryen_US
dc.contributor.editorFidel, Rayaen_US
dc.contributor.editorIngwersen, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.editorVakkari, Perttien_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-09T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:33:23Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-01-09en_US
dc.identifier.citationPrincipia Informatica. Foundational Theory of Information and Principles of Information Services 2002, :109-121en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105735-
dc.description.abstractLibrary and information science (LIS) may alternatively be labeled library, information and documentation studies, LID or just information science, IS. In taking IS serious as a research field, this paper presents an understanding of one of its core concepts (information) and outlines its fundamental principles. It is shown that there exist hierarchies of information processing mechanisms in nature and culture and that IS is concerned with only the highest forms of such mechanisms, which consist of libraries, electronic databases and related information services. Theories about such high-level information systems are closely related to theoretical views of knowledge, language, documents, cognition, science and communication. Information scientists are not the only experts involved in the handling of information, and a view of our special role is presented. The aspiration of this article is to provide a synopsis of the fundamentals of IS: Principia Informatica.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLibraries Unlimiteden_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.titlePrincipia Informatica. Foundational Theory of Information and Principles of Information Servicesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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