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No theory, no discipline = no profession

Abstract:

The importance of an appropriate theory for this non-paradigmatic discipline is discussed. There is an ongoing dearth of a clearly articulated theory in LIS, with no clear operational definition of key terms such as ‘information’ and ‘document’. The deficiencies of the models commonly encountered are described.

Key words

definitions

theory and praxis

discourses

information metacommunity

Notes towards solving these dilemmas

It is the lack of a theoretical framework and the resultant conceptual confusion within the discipline has impeded the resolution of many of these ambiguities and misunderstandings. This deficiency significantly hinders the design of a curriculum that has the capacity ...

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