Information science has often been recognized as an interdisciplinary field. The marriage between librarianship/documentation and computer science was a natural development in the United States in the post-War period (Farkas-Conn, 1991; Hahn & Barlow, 2012), while the development of information science in Europe has largely stayed close to the humanities and the social sciences, in particular, in relation to communication and media (Ibekwe-SanJuan, et al., 2010). For many years, the interdisciplinary nature of information science has been applauded; until recently, we are warned that interdisciplinarinity may be harmful to the identity of the field. Buckland (2012) states that the claim of being "interdisciplinary" is to choose a position of weakness because "in times of economic crisis political power tends to reside in well-established disciplines." Cronin (2012) comments that "the field's sense of identity, arguably fragile at the best of times, is likely to be further weakened" for its "epistemic promiscuity."
|Title of host publication||ASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting Volume 50 2013 Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries|
|Publisher||Association for Information Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||conference - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …
|Period||01/01/13 → …|