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Introduction to Information, Information Science, and Information Systems

Dee McGonigle, Kathleen Mastrian, and Craig McGonigle

OBJECTIVES

  1. Reflect on the progression from data to information to knowledge.

  2. Describe the term information.

  3. Assess how information is acquired.

  4. Explore the characteristics of quality information.

  5. Describe an information system.

  6. Explore data acquisition or input and processing or retrieval, analysis, and synthesis of data.

  7. Assess output or reports, documents, summaries, alerts, and outcomes.

  8. Describe information dissemination and feedback.

  9. Define information science.

10. Assess how information is processed.

11. Explore how knowledge is generated in information science. ...

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