Information as thing

@article{Buckland1991InformationAT,
  title={Information as thing},
  author={Michael K. Buckland},
  journal={J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci.},
  year={1991},
  volume={42},
  pages={351-360}
}
  • M. Buckland
  • Published 1991
  • Computer Science
  • J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci.
Three meanings of "information" are distinguished: "Information-as-process"; "information-as-icnowtedge"; and "information-as-thing," the attributive use of "information" to denote things regarded as informative. The nature and characteristics of "information-asthlng" are discussed, using an indirect approach ("What things are informative?"). Varieties of "informationas-thing" inciude data, text, documents, objects, and events. On this view "information" includes but extends beyond… 

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