Perspectives in Information Science

  • Anthony Debons
  • William J. Cameron

Part of the NATO Advances Study Institutes Series book series (NSSE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Opening Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony Debons, Dafydd E. Morgan, Tilo Kester, Herbert S. White
      Pages 3-17
  3. Tutorials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Eugene J. Rathswohl
      Pages 21-30
    3. James L. Finnerty
      Pages 41-51
    4. Frank Gibbons
      Pages 53-58
  4. Nature and Function of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-63
    2. Robert A. Fairthorne
      Pages 65-73
    3. Frank N. Marzocco
      Pages 75-92
    4. Glynn Harmon
      Pages 93-99
    5. Robert F. Barnes Jr.
      Pages 105-117
    6. Satosi Watanabe
      Pages 119-126
  5. Nature of a Science of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-164
    2. Jean Gideon Kesting
      Pages 181-196
    3. Xavier O. Monasterio
      Pages 197-207
    4. Barrington Nevitt
      Pages 209-220
  6. Information Systems: Nature, Design, and Use

  7. Use of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-424
    2. Belver C. Griffith
      Pages 457-481
    3. William D. Garvey
      Pages 483-513
  8. Information Technology and Its Impact on Man and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-567
    2. Manfred Kochen
      Pages 569-587
    3. J. R. Salancik
      Pages 597-610
    4. Irving M. Klempner
      Pages 611-618
    5. Charles T. Meadow, Robert S. Wood
      Pages 619-629

About this book


What is Information Science? What does a person do as an Information Scientist? The yearning for replies to these queries so far is unabated. Meanwhile those who have dedicated their interest to information ponder the possible answers and issues. It is not surprising to realize that man has always been interested in information - in producing it, in using it, in preserving it. But the past two or three decades have added new dimensions and new emphases in information studies. With the increase in the production and availability of knowledge, the need to understand more fully how to use it effectively has gathered greater momentum. During the same period the nature and incidence of crisis situ­ ations - whether public or private - has demanded greater depend­ ence on timely delivery of data to make decisions and undertake action. Moreover, there has been a harvest of vast and significant technological developments to accompany these changes in social and individual states. Information has gathered and continues to gather growing importance in the lives of individuals as well as nations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Debons
    • 1
  • William J. Cameron
    • 2
  1. 1.Information ScienceUniversity of PittsburghUSA
  2. 2.School of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of Western OntarioCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7761-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7759-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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