Los Angeles Times, June 20, 1987, part II, p. 1; photo by George R. Fry
Fundamental forms of information, as well as the term “information” itself, are defined and developed for the purposes of information science/studies. Concepts of natural and represented information (taking an unconventional sense of representation), encoded and embodied information, as well as experienced, enacted, expressed, embedded, recorded, and trace information are elaborated. The utility of these terms for the discipline is illustrated with examples from the study of information seeking behavior and of information genres. Distinctions between the information and curatorial sciences with respect to their social (and informational) objects of study are briefly outlined. By Marcia J. Bates. Lees het artikel.