Library Trends 63 (3) Winter 2015: Exploring Philosophies of Information

 

Library Trends 63 (3) Winter 2015: Exploring Philosophies of Information [Restricted]. Edited by Ken Herold.

Where the life-cycle model is tired and shopworn is in its over application to things. The collective memory in real time does not equate to instant agreement, nor to total uniformity. We mean to unify our informational lives through tolerance, equal access, and equal opportunity in line with existing library values. We require an interfacial literacy concomitant with what we perceive as new understandings of those values. The following essays speak to a thriving world community of interest in expounding the philosophical aspects of information from, for, and within library and information science.


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  • Zhang, Lei; Olson, Hope A. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015)
    The construction of concepts achieved by the apparently incompatible ideas of essence and context is examined through genre. Essence is defined by essential characteristics: innate, immutable, independent of context. ...

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  • Van der Veer Martens, Betsy (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015)
    This introduction to Luciano Floridi’s philosophy of information (PI) provides a short overview of Floridi’s work and its reception by the library and information studies (LIS) community, brief definitions of some ...

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  • Thellefsen, Martin; Thellefsen, Torkild; Sørensen, Bent (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015)
    This paper is a theoretical analysis of the cognitive free-fall metaphor, used within the cognitive view, as a model for explaining the communication process between a generator and a receiver of a message. Its aim is ...

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  • Szostak, Rick (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015)
    Any classification system should be evaluated with respect to a variety of philosophical and practical concerns. This paper explores several distinct issues: the nature of a work, the value of a statement, the contribution ...

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  • Suominen, Vesa; Tuomi, Pirjo (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015)
    With the development of new information and communication technologies, new concepts of extending the concept of literacy have emerged, such as media literacy, computer literacy, and information literacy. This paper ...

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