n Mousaion - The role of Information Science as interscience in the configuration of meaningful information




The major theme addressed in this article is Information Science as interscience and its contribution towards meaningful information. The debate on the distinction between basic and applied science is discussed to provide background to the challenges facing Information Science as an interscience. There is a relationship of power between knowledge and society, and it is therefore essential to consider the human factor when it comes to issues such as language, context and time. The role of aesthetics, meaning and understanding, and reason and unreason will be considered to illustrate how information scientists can absorb the challenges they pose to an interscience in the configuration of meaningful information. This meaningful information flows from digested knowledge that leads to action necessary for the successful implementation of knowledge.


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