O'Reilly logo

Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

2

Towards the idea of information science as an interscience

The purpose of this chapter is to emphasise the role of the core aspect of the scientific endeavour that is fundamental to any good science but that is currently largely neglected, namely reflection, or the intellectual activity in science. The focus will be on the challenges posed by some contemporary situations and developments to the intellectual activities of the scientific endeavour. The assumption is that science is first and foremost an intellectual activity, an activity of thought. The question to be addressed then is: how do we, as information scientists, respond intellectually to what is happening in the world of information and knowledge development and work, given the context ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required