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Why Is Relevance Still the Basic Notion in Information Science? (Despite Great Advances in Information Technology)

Saračević, Tefko


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  "description": "<p>Relevance is a fundamental notion in information science. The aim of this<br />\npaper is to provide a perspective on two large questions, the first historical<br />\nthe second contemporary: (1) Why did relevance become a central notion of<br />\ninformation science? (2) In this day and age of huge advances in information<br />\ntechnology, why did relevance still remain a central notion? In the 1950s,<br />\nrelevance emerged as a central notion in information science because of extensive<br />\ntheoretical and practical concerns with and commitments to searching<br />\nand not only with organization of information. In turn, searching was connected<br />\nto and made possible by many innovations in computers and computing.<br />\nContemporary advances in information technology brought about great<br />\nmany changes. Search engines, social media, and a myriad of new information<br />\nresources emerged and transformed the world. Searching for information&nbsp;is used widely all over the globe by all kinds of populations and reasons.<br />\nHowever, searching is still based on relevance. Relevance was and still is a<br />\nfundamental notion related to searching and retrieval of information. Conclusions<br />\nemphasize that information technology and myriad applications are<br />\nchanging at an accelerated pace. However, no matter what, relevance is here<br />\nto stay. Relevance is timeless. Concerns about relevance will always be<br />\ntimely.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Sara\u010devi\u0107, Tefko"
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  "headline": "Why Is Relevance Still the Basic Notion in Information Science? (Despite Great Advances in Information Technology)", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2015-05-26", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/17964", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "keywords": [
    "Relevance", 
    "Information science", 
    "Information retrieval", 
    "Searching"
  ], 
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.17964", 
  "@id": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.17964", 
  "workFeatured": {
    "url": "http://isi2015.eu/", 
    "alternateName": "ISI 2015", 
    "location": "Zadar, Croatia", 
    "@type": "Event", 
    "name": "Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Information Science"
  }, 
  "name": "Why Is Relevance Still the Basic Notion in Information Science? (Despite Great Advances in Information Technology)"
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