ERIC Number: ED330333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
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Information Science and the Martial Arts: Perspectives on Online Searching.
Raitt, David I.
The relatively new discipline of information science has its origins in the West, while the ancient martial arts have their origins in the East. Despite these differences in age and hemisphere, the two disciplines can be shown to possess many conceptual as well as technical similarities which have evolved quite independently of each other. This paper discusses some of the concepts and techniques inherent in the martial arts and shows how they are being applied in information science--particularly in the branch of online searching. Points of primary importance in the martial arts which are considered and related to searching include: aims and goals; type of character and skills required; form; balance and correct use of power; basic techniques; fighting strategies; common faults; and training. (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Martial Arts
Note: Paper presented at the Pacific Conference on New Information Technology for Library and Information Professionals (1st, Bangkok, Thailand, June 16-18, 1987).