The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the proposal that Luciano Floridi’s philosphy of information (PI) may be an appropriate conceptual foundation for the discipline of library and information science (LIS).
A selective literature review and analysis are carried out.
It is concluded that LIS is in need of a new conceptual framework, and that PI is appropriate for this purpose.
Floridi proposed a close relationship between PI and LIS more than a decade ago. Although various authors have addressed the aspects of this relationship since then, this is the first proposal from an LIS perspective that PI be adopted as a basis for LIS.
The editors would like to thank Luciano Floridi and Betsy Van de Veer Martens for supportive comments and helpful suggestions.
Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2018), "Curating the infosphere: Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Information as the foundation for library and information science", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 74 No. 1, pp. 2-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2017-0096
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