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Investigación bibliotecológica

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RIOS ORTEGA, Jaime. The concept of information in Library Science, Sociology and Cognitive Science. Investig. bibl [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.62, pp.143-179. ISSN 2448-8321.

The term information has become and essential concept in the field of library science and associated disciplines. The proper meaning of this term necessarily depends on epistemological context. Moreover, its intra-theoretical and polysemic potential has led the term to be used in multiples senses, ranging from the contexts of cognitive psychology to library science; however, the analysis offered herein underscores the need to define the term more precisely for use in library science and associated fields, so that its meaning is neither degraded nor over-simplified when building useful explicative models. This paper also shows that the meaning of this term has tended to stabilize as required by theoretical models in which it is employed, while as an isolated theoretical term it retains some degree of ambiguity.

Keywords : Information; Library Science Theory; Information and Society.

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