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Information limits: definition, typology and types

Marzena Świgoń (Department of Archive, Library and Information Science, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 7 July 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper seeks to organize the extensive field and to compile the complete list of information limits.

Design/methodology/approach

A thorough analysis of literature from the field beginning with the 1960s up to the present has been performed.

Findings

A universal typology of information limits has been proposed. A list of barriers mentioned in the literature of the subject has been compiled.

Research limitations/implications

The term “information limits” is not commonly used.

Originality/value

The complete list of information limits with bibliographical hints (helpful for future research) is presented.

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Citation

Świgoń, M. (2011), "Information limits: definition, typology and types", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 63 No. 4, pp. 364-379. https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531111148958

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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