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ERIC Number: EJ1044632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
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ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
Is Information Still Relevant?
Ma, Lia
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v18 n3 suppl Sep 2013
Introduction: The term "information" in information science does not share the characteristics of those of a nomenclature: it does not bear a generally accepted definition and it does not serve as the bases and assumptions for research studies. As the data deluge has arrived, is the concept of information still relevant for information science? Analysis: Three conceptual constructs are examined for exploring how information may be a useful concept in information science discourse: "information as data", "information as processed data", and "information as justifiable claims". Conclusion: Information is relevant if it is understood as justifiable claims that shape and are shaped by the standards, rules, and best practices of data preservation, data curation, and other activities in the flood of data. [This paper was published as part of: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013.]
Thomas D. Wilson. 9 Broomfield Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 2SE, UK. Web site: http://informationr.net/ir
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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