Two false dogmas of information science

Guy A. Marco (Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 1 December 1996

Abstract

Announces and discusses two false beliefs about information science: that there is a distinct discipline of information science; and that librarians need to study it. Finds several definitions of information science to be defective in the sense of what a definition ought to be. Shows that information science is no more than a gathering of findings from communication, computer science and librarianship ‐ it is not interdisciplinary, since it uses only products of the other fields, not their principles and methods. Concludes that library study requires only a knowledge of computer products that will enhance library service, and that information subjects are a distraction from fundamentals.

Keywords

Citation

Marco, G. (1996), "Two false dogmas of information science", New Library World, Vol. 97 No. 7, pp. 11-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074809610148766

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.