Information 2011, 2(3), 510-527; doi:10.3390/info2030510

Information Science: Its Past, Present and Future

Received: 2 June 2011; in revised form: 3 August 2011 / Accepted: 10 August 2011 / Published: 23 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from "FIS 2010 Beijing")
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Abstract: Early in its history and development, there were three types of classical information sciences: computer and information science, library and information science, telecommunications and information science. With the infiltration of the concept of information into various fields, an information discipline community of around 200 members was formed around the sub-fields of information theory or informatics or information science. For such a large community, a systematization, two trends of thought, some perspectives and suggestions are discussed in this paper.
Keywords: concept of information; history of information science; contemporary information science; future of information science
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Yan, X.-S. Information Science: Its Past, Present and Future. Information 2011, 2, 510-527.

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Yan, Xue-Shan. 2011. "Information Science: Its Past, Present and Future." Information 2, no. 3: 510-527.

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