From Information Science to Informatics: a terminological investigation

@article{Wellisch1972FromIS,
  title={From Information Science to Informatics: a terminological investigation},
  author={Hans H. Wellisch},
  journal={Journal of Librarianship and Information Science},
  year={1972},
  volume={4},
  pages={157 - 187}
}
  • H. Wellisch
  • Published 1 July 1972
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
The evolution of the name Information Science (IS) is traced from the beginnings of "Library economy" up to the emergence of "Informatics". The terminology of 39 definitions of IS is compared in order to find the common concepts of this science and its central topic of investiga tion. The comparison shows that no consensus exists among the practitioners of IS about what it is or should do. The concept "information" has also been variously defined for the purposes of IS, but no generally… 

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