Accession Number : AD0428595


Title :   IDENTIFYING KEY CONTRIBUTIONS TO INFORMATION SCIENCE,


Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Cuadra,Carlos A


Report Date : 10 Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Several alternative approaches were examined to determine how one might identify some of the key (written) contributions to 'information science'. The advice of experts provides some assistance, if one is prepared to cope with their differing value systems, and reliance on current textbooks can also be helpful, prodived it is recognized that they show very considerable variation in point of view, subject coverage and in the selection of references. The unclear selective patterns in current bibliographies in the information science field also present problems. It is suggested that in identifying key contributions we are far from common agreement on the conceptual, methodological or practical contributions to the information science field. It is concluded that further study is underway on additional approaches, using citation indexing and retrospective appraisals by authors. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DOCUMENTS , *PERSONNEL , REPORTS , TEXTBOOKS , PERIODICALS , BIBLIOGRAPHIES


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