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Foundations of Information Science (SIG-HFIS, SIG-ED, and SIG-STI)
Monday, 01/Nov/2021:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Salon H, Lobby Level, Marriott

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ID: 129 / [Single Presentation of ID 129]: 1
90 minutes
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Topics: Information Theory
Keywords: China; context, foundations, information science, information seeking.

Foundations of Information Science (SIG-HFIS, SIG-ED, and SIG-STI)

Michael Buckland1, Marcia Bates2, Wayne de Fremery3, Lin Wang4

1University of California, Berkeley, USA; 2University of California, Los Angeles, USA; 3Sogang University, Korea; 4Hangzhou Dianzi University, People's Republic of China

The foundations of information science define our field and, thereby, our professional identity. It follows that if our our professional identity is to be equitable, diverse, inclusive, and relevant, then the foundations of our field should also be. Three diverse contributions to the foundations of information science will illustrate diverse approaches to making information science more inclusive will be illustrated by experienced panelists with different backgrounds: Recuperating neglected work; exploring alternative methods; and drawing attention to undocumented work. Marcia Bates will revisit early work on information seeking. Michael Buckland and Wayne de Fremery will demonstrate an alternative approach to the problematic concept of “context.” Lin Wang will introduce aspects of the early history of information science in China.