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Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

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The contemporary knowledge worker (the troubadour of knowledge)

comprehensive and exciting challenges

The landscape of what is here called ‘the new knowledge age’ includes radical developments in the following areas: information and communication technology, the rethinking of the sciences and scientific work, the new emphasis on the ecology of the information phenomenon, the re-articulation of what it means to be human in this new age of electronic media, and the new urge to reconceptualise and rethink the notion of society and human togetherness. The drastic and dynamic changes related to these developments confront knowledge workers, as well as those working in the area of knowledge organisation, with dramatic new challenges. Therefore the ...

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