Education in information Science is now well established a a postgraduate level in Great Britain, and has recently also been started to a graduate level. The scope of the subject is seen as both practical and theoretical,and as a professional training. The position up to 1965 was fully surveyed by me in a previous report. New developments during the last five years have taken place almost only in Great Britain; of education abroad—apart from an increase in the number of courses, mainly of short duration, or only part of more general courses; and, in Europe, at relatively lower levels—there is little new to record. In Europe the field is more generally known as documentation, and tends to correspond rather more with what in England is called special librarianship. In the United States the term ‘information science’ is usually defined as the purely theoretical science of information and information handling, especially by means of computers; the practical aspects have been called ‘information technology’, which is not often dealt with separately from library science. This problem of the relation of information science to library science is still subject to varying interpretations even within one country.
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