Information Science 101

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Information Science 101

In the present generation, the attention paid to information continues to grow in importance. Much of this attention has been the result of an explosion in data-processing technology, with computers serving as the primary catalyst. However, other national events, such as hurricanes, floods, crime, and terror, are clearly tied to the importance of obtaining and processing information in our daily lives as well. For the last several decades, educational systems have responded to these technological advances by introducing, at an early age, the important role data-processing technology presents and will continue to represent. Many schools now include courses in computer science as part of their curriculum.

Information Science 101 helps high school and college freshman identify and understand careers in information science. With this text, author Anthony Debons, one of the early founders of the discipline of Information Science, gives attention to the role of various disciplines in the field: library/documentation, tele-transmission, computer science and practice, decision making/problem solving, knowledge organization, and management. With examples, illustrations, chapter summaries, and exercises to help marry the human with the technological aspects of the field, this text gives a complete overview of Information Science, from its origins to the...

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