Published July 5, 2011 | Version v1
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Brian Vickery and the foundations of information science

  • 1. City, University London


The paper examines B.C. Vickery’s contributions to the continuing debate on the nature
of the information sciences as academic disciplines and domains of professional practice,
focusing on ten main topics: what is information science; information science as a field of
study; the core of information science; information science and other disciplines; cognate
information disciplines; information science: theory and practice; education for informa-
tion science; the importance of the user; the place of knowledge organisation; and informa-
tion science, looking backward and forward.



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Presentation: 10.5281/zenodo.8286124 (DOI)


Brian Vickery
Library and Information Science
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