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Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

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Method/beyond-method

the demands, challenges and excitements of scholarly information work

When we think of information science as an interscience, and when the philosophy of information is reflected upon in acritical terms, what emerges is a formidable and extremely exciting subject field filled with dynamic dimensions that invoke comprehensive promises of novel inventions that can take not only the subject field as such, but also the workers in this subject field, to new heights of insights and celebrations. This requires sensible and thoughtful methodological commitments to come to terms, in a scholarly way, with the challenges and demands of a complex field in order to reach the promised excitements. Ample illustrations of the ‘dizzy’ and ...

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