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Library and Information Science (LIS), Part 2

Birger Hjørland
2018 Knowledge organization  
This article outlines the history of library and information science (LIS), from its roots in library science, information science and documentation.  ...  It considers various conceptions or "paradigms" in the field and discusses the topical content of LIS as well as the relationships between LIS and other disciplines.  ...  of practices with it, and because information emerges as an effect of such practices, documentary practices are ontologically primary to information.  ... 
doi:10.5771/0943-7444-2018-4-319 fatcat:veuyroc62ne3thjdgn5y22gh64

Philosophy and the Information Sciences [chapter]

Jonathan Furner
2009 Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition  
Philosophical approaches to the study of information and information-related phenomena focus on metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical questions; philosophical approaches to the study of the information  ...  Philosophy and the information sciences intersect in various ways.  ...  and the ways in which people should act.In pursuing projects of these kinds, information scientists draw on theories and practices developed in many overlapping fields of inquiry, not least of which is  ... 
doi:10.1081/e-elis3-120043239 fatcat:6daczq3vjjhanbazzxvvmiyxqy

Research Methods in Library and Information Science [chapter]

Aspasia Togia, Afrodite Malliari
2017 Qualitative versus Quantitative Research  
The aim of this chapter is to provide an updated view of research issues in library and information science.  ...  Library and information science (LIS) is a very broad discipline, which uses a wide range of constantly evolving research strategies and techniques.  ...  Library and information science research has been often criticized as being fragmentary, narrowly focused, and oriented to practical problems [11] .  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.68749 fatcat:56l2u24x3veqfajt4tvh4qqmz4

On defining library and information science as applied philosophy of information

Luciano Floridi
2002 Social Epistemology  
This paper analyses the relations between philosophy of information (PI), library and information science (LIS) and social epistemology (SE).  ...  In the second section, the nature of PI is outlined as the philosophical area that studies the conceptual nature of information, its dynamics and problems.  ...  This paper owes much to Don's patience and editorial abilities. Ken Herold read a previous draft and provided useful comments. Notes  ... 
doi:10.1080/02691720210132789 fatcat:bju63oyxafhm5oi4bz35ytr7im

Arguments for Philosophical Realism in Library and Information Science

Birger Hjørland
2004 Library Trends  
Information systems of all kinds, including research libraries and public libraries, should be informed by a realist philosophy and a realist information science.  ...  Domain analysis represents an attempt to reintroduce a realist perspective in library and information science.  ...  systems research (Dobson, 2001a and 2001b) and "activity theory" (Leontyev, 1981) and its application in library and information science (LIS) (Spasser, 2002) and in various works by Hjørland. 11  ... 
dblp:journals/libt/Hjorland04 fatcat:c5gxffffjffsfcmw3sjz2qqsce

Time and temporality in library and information science

Jutta Haider, Veronica Johansson, Björn Hammarfelt
2021 Journal of Documentation  
Rather than just including such perspectives in library and information science, however, the authors find that the focus on information and documents that the library and information science field contributes  ...  time that originate in or are of particular relevance to library and information science.  ...  study for library and information science.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jd-09-2021-0171 fatcat:luqtqui2fzdqhnwmbms5tlkibm

Creative Research and Theory Building in Library and Information Sciences

Amusi Odi
1982 College and Research Libraries  
EMERGING TRENDS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE A disturbing trend pervades library and information science and, in fact, most studies in the social sciences today.  ...  We will, therefore, concentrate on one area of library and information science research: library administration.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_43_04_312 fatcat:4sglt7eiabc7vmg45gkqbg4ktu

Cybersemiotics and the Problems of the Information-Processing Paradigm as a Candidate for a Unified Science of Information Behind Library Information Science

Søren Brier
2004 Library Trends  
As an answer to the humanistic, socially oriented critique of the information-processing paradigms used as a conceptual frame for library information science, this article formulates a broader and less  ...  The examination of these "correct circumstances" is an important part of information science.  ...  in the textbook Information Science in Theory and Practice.  ... 
dblp:journals/libt/Brier04 fatcat:jnawm5shy5firfl42btwsktqwm

Importance of the Intersection of Library and Information Sciences with Systems Theory

Hannah Lee
2017 Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies  
, and Philosophical Basis," Information Processing & Management 36, no. 3 (May 1, 2000): 501-31, doi:10.1016/S0306- 4573(99)00038-2. 4 Marcia J.  ...  , "Library and Information Science," in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, ed.  ... 
doi:10.24242/jclis.v1i1.23 fatcat:5gxwsg3zjvclflcr3tktk3eaau

The Life and Times of Aboutness: A Review of the Library and Information Science Literature

Sophie Rondeau
2014 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice  
Objective – This paper explores the concept of "aboutness", its related terms, and the process of aboutness determination as found in the Library and Information Science Literature.  ...  Methods – A review of the literature pertaining to aboutness determination and related terms specific to Library and Information Science was undertaken, borrowing extensively from the literature review  ...  In a discipline such as Library and Information Science (LIS) the philosophical does not operate within the theoretical realm alone, but is deeply engaged in practice.  ... 
doi:10.18438/b80k6w fatcat:jee2e56p4ramjek2lwpjlljyfu

Distance education in library and information science: experience in Pakistan

Khalid Mahmood
1999 Library Review  
Describes the library and information science education through the distance teaching system offered by Allama Iqbal Open University in Pakistan.  ...  The paper presents a brief history of the University and the establishment of the Department of Library and Information Sciences. Syllabi and objectives of various LIS courses are provided.  ...  and book-keeping; and cataloguing and classification (theory and practical). .  ... 
doi:10.1108/00242539910281284 fatcat:liadngxcwfgnpokuqatfb5kzem

Methodology and noology: amazing prospects for library and information science

C. S. De Beer
2011 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science  
Keywords: Edgar Morin; methodology in library and information science; Michel Serres; noology; philosophy of research 1. Fanie De Beer (DPhil) is an Extraordinary Professor in the  ...  Important work for Information Science and Information Services has been done by two internationally renowned intellectuals, Edgar Morin and Michel Serres.  ...  , Edgar Morin and Michel Serres, a sociologist and a philosopher of science respectively.  ... 
doi:10.7553/77-1-69 fatcat:pujhjx4l5jhpvca5g6evn2uz2q

Information Science in Dialogue with Archival Science, Library Science and Museum Studies: The Recent Brazilian Experience

Carlos Alberto Ávila Araújo
2020 Zagadnienia informacji naukowej  
Purpose/Thesis: In this article we discuss the theoretical common ground of archival science, library science and museum studies share with one another and with information science.Approach/Method: The  ...  It could be extended to other countries, and other theories.Practical implications: The results of the presented research may provide a conceptual basis for university courses in archival science, library  ...  This new interest in the users changed theory and practice.  ... 
doi:10.36702/zin.722 fatcat:qxgk7ggqsrdy7od4swckr6pqee

Ghanaian Library and Information Science Professionals' Conceptions of Digital Libraries: A Phenomenographic Study

Eric Boamah
2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries  
Activity theory is a philosophical and cross-disciplinary framework for studying different forms of human practices in multi-level, stratified manner, developmentally in time and through space (Spasser  ...  Activity theory is a philosophical and cross-disciplinary framework for studying different forms of human practices in multi-level, stratified manner, developmentally in time and through space (Spasser  ...  On March 16, 2009 Appendix 2: Interview Guide Dear respondent, you have been selected purposively to assist the researcher on the topic: Ghanaian Library and Information Science professionals' conception  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814299701_0035 fatcat:cgyhyfrzszbpzfz5bje6z3agoa

Some philosophical considerations in using mixed methods in library and information science research

Lai Ma
2012 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
research in library and information science.  ...  The characterization of "information" as objective, subjective, and normative--evaluative simultaneously demands the study of conditions of information--related phenomena that may call for mixed methods  ...  be useful for library and information science research.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.22711 fatcat:5fraumnfune7fikts6prllv52e
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