Published May 7, 2024 | Version v1
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The Identity of Information Science

  • 1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


In the canon of disciplines, information science is still a young discipline, which is working to position itself in the scholarly landscape. This lecture will provide an overview of the development of the discipline in Europe and North America and will define a core of the discipline and its main research questions. The definition provides a unique identity for information science and positions it in the disciplinary universe. The lecture is based on the recently published article: Petras, V. (2024). The identity of information science. Journal of Documentation, 80(3):579596 

This presentation was developed for a lecture at the Department of Information and Library Science at Tamkang University, Taiwan on May 07, 2024.



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Journal article: 10.1108/JD-04-2023-0074 (DOI)