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Philosophical Foundations of Information Services and its Attributes

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2010, 41(2), pp.61-80
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.41.2.201006.61
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Joonshik Park 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is deriving philosophical foundations of information services by clarifying its concepts and attributes. Clarifying its concepts and attributes is based on the origin of the term information services, definitions and contents, historical and social perspectives. The theory of information services was reorganized by logically demonstrating that the term “information services” is most suitable name to represent its essence, attributes, and activities. The philosophy of information services has the key elements as instruction, information, guidance, and service in humanistic aspects which have been shown consistently in the origin of the term, definitions, historical and social perspectives. This paper tried to establish philosophical basis for information services that is focused on these elements.

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