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Toward a new science of information
AuthorDoucette, D. ; Bichler, R. ; Hofkirchner, W. ; Raffl, C.
Published in
Data Science Journal, London, 2007, Vol. 6, Issue SUPPL., page S198-S205
PublishedUbiquity Press, 2007
Document typeJournal Article
Keywords (EN)Information / Science of Information / Information Society / Transdisciplinarity / Science of Information Institute (SOII) / Foundations of Information Science (FIS)
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubs:3-6185 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Abstract (English)

The concept of information has become a crucial topic in several emerging scientific disciplines, as well as in organizations, in companies and in everyday life. Hence it is legitimate to speak of the so-called information society; but a scientific understanding of the Information Age has not had time to develop. Following this evolution we face the need of a new transdisciplinary understanding of information, encompassing many academic disciplines and new fields of interest. Therefore a Science of Information is required. The goal of this paper is to discuss the aims, the scope, and the tools of a Science of Information. Furthermore we describe the new Science of Information Institute (SOII), which will be established as an international and transdisciplinary organization that takes into consideration a larger perspective of information.

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