Toward an Integrated Information Science

Hartel, Jenna; Bates, Marcia; Gorichanaz, Tim; Lueg, Christopher; Lathan, Kiersten; Rieh, Soo Young (25 October 2020). Toward an Integrated Information Science In: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). ASIS&T

More than ever, Information Science needs a coherent, powerful, integrated vision of itself and the value proposition it delivers in this Information Age. Complex and multifaceted uncertainties like pandemics and climate change do not yield to narrow or piecemeal solutions. Holistic visions of Information Science existed at our field’s formation a century ago, but sadly over the years have become increasingly fragmented and specialized. This 90-minute panel invites participants in the ASIS&T 2020 Annual Meeting to reconsider the benefits of holism and creates a stage to re-imagine a big and integrated Information Science. To that end, we will first adopt Bates’ (2002) conception of seven interpenetrating “Layers of Understanding.” Then, information scientists with expertise in one of the seven layers will speak about the information phenomena at their level. Having the full range of strata illuminated, Dr. Bates will share her sage reflections. Ample time will remain for the audience to tinker with, extend, challenge, or celebrate the idea of a wide-ranging, integrated Information Science.

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School of Engineering and Computer Science > Institut für Medizininformatik I4MI


Hartel, Jenna;
Bates, Marcia;
Gorichanaz, Tim;
Lueg, Christopher0000-0003-1022-5724;
Lathan, Kiersten and
Rieh, Soo Young


Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science






Christopher Lueg

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09 Nov 2020 08:51

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18 Jan 2022 16:57

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