New Directions in Information Science

Authors
  1. Amey, G.X.
Corporate Authors
Defence Scientific Information Service, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The author discusses the nature of information science, and the interpretation in practice of the Canadian Association for Information Science. The implicit definition would appear to have been the application of computer techniques to library processing. It is questioned whether the issue of privacy compromised by formation of large data banks has become urgent because of computer techniques. Cheap communications appears rather to be the culprit. The importance of non-bibliographic data in exploiting scientific information is then stated. Even more important than developments in use of complex data banks will be the symbiotic relationship between man and computers in everyday activities and the knowledge-software industry which is arising to support these activities. The habitability of such systems will then become a prime issue.
Report Number
SAR-195 — System Anaysis Report
Date of publication
15 May 1973
Number of Pages
5
DSTKIM No
73-05696
CANDIS No
20373
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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