A science of public knowledge? Theoretical foundations of LIS

Anita Coleman*, Shawne D. Miksa, Julian Warner, Concepción S. Wilson, Jonathan Furner

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In this session, we examine several related aspects of the ongoing quest to map the intellectual structure of our field and to consolidate its theoretical foundations. The conceptual relationships between bibliometrics, informetrics and related fields are explored; the historical connections between classification and information retrieval researchers are examined; and the distinction between information science and information technology is analyzed both bibliometrically and from the perspective of social epistemology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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