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Lead Seminar

  • Today I will lead the seminar on the broad topic "What is Information Science"

The readings will include:

Bawden, David. Smoother pebbles and the shoulders of giants: the developing foundations of information science, Journal of Information Science, Vol. 34, No. 4 (2008), pp. 415-26. E-copy copy available in Library

Saracevic, Tefco. Information Science: Entry in Encyclopledia of Library and Information Science, Third Edition (Taylor and Francis, 2010). E-copy copy available in Library

Cronin, Blaise. The sociological turn in information science, Journal of Information Science, Vol. 34, No. 4 (August 2008), pp. 465-75. E-copy available in Library

Rayward, W.B. The history and historiography of information science: some reflections, Information Processing and Management, Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 1996), pp. 3-17. E-copy available in Library

Wersig, Gernot. Information science and theory: a weaver bird’s perspective, in Vakkari, P. and Cronin, B. (eds.), Conceptions of library and information science (London: Taylor Graham, 1992), pp. 201-217. PDF

Rubin, Richard E. Foundations of library and information science. Third Edition (New York: Neal-Schuman, 2010 pp. 271-307 (Ch. 7: Information science: a service prespective). PDF