The cognitive viewpoint in information science

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The meaning of the cognitive view of information science is briefly summarized, and representative works which propose or use this viewpoint are reviewed. It is shown, by example, that considering problems of information science from this point of view has led to significant advances in a variety of areas of information science, including bibliometrics, user studies, the reference interview and information retrieval. This variety of applications suggests that the cognitive viewpoint may be a powerful framework for the general theoretical and practical development of information science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Information Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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