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International Society of Knowledge Organization

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Brian Vickery and the foundations of information science

The paper examines B.C. Vickery's contributions to the continuing debate on the nature of the information sciences as academic disciplines and domains of professional practice, focusing on ten main topics: what is information science; information science as a field of study; the core of information science; information science and other disciplines; cognate information disciplines; information science: theory and practice; education for information science; the importance of the user; the place of knowledge organisation; and information science: looking backward and forward.

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