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Recommended Citation: Debons, A.  Information Science: Forty Years of Teaching.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §412.

Information Science: Forty Years of Teaching

Anthony Debons    [a1] [a2]
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh    [u1] [u2]

Forty years of teaching Information Science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels has revealed that there is in fact a fundamental definition that can be used to describe the field and guide its development in the years to come. In short, that definition states "Information Science is the scholarly occupation that attempts to establish the principles and laws that govern the augmentation of human capacities through technology. This concept can be conveyed in teaching through the use of the EATPUTr system model. My long experience in the field has also revealed several basic requirements in the education of Information Science. These requirements are discussed within the paper.

Keywords: history, definition of Information Science, Information Science, EATPUTr

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