Is the World After All Just a Dream?

Lyn Robinson, Joseph Dunne
2018 Proceedings from the Document Academy  
Documents and Documentation Library and information science (LIS) is the discipline that seeks to understand the nature of documents, alongside the processes of their creation and communication, or documentation. The origins of the discipline stem from the earliest signs and symbols that subsequently evolved into writing, over 5,500 years ago, but in the short timespan of the past 50 years, the nature and number of documents has changed significantly. Our understanding of what is meant by a
more » ... ment has moved from its traditional physical manifestation, to digital, to multimedia, and then to networked entities, and now includes datasets, social media entries, streaming data, games, generative works, virtual worlds and software. The conceptual understanding of what is, and what is not, a document has longstanding representation in the literature
doi:10.35492/docam/5/1/1 fatcat:y4cijg3tzbg4zb5s3q2wqgrv4e