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Title: Library and information science and biomedical informatics: converging disciplines
Authors: Dalrymple, Prudence W.
Roderer, Nancy K.
Keywords: library and information science;biomedical informatics;knowledge organization;information science
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2009
Abstract: The disciplinary boundaries of library and information science and of biomedical informatics are remarkably similar. Both disciplines deal with data, information, and knowledge and with their storage, retrieval, and use in the service of society, yet each is rooted in its own unique sociocultural and historical context. While it is undeniable that computer technology has substantially influenced both fields, it is the fundamental principles of information and knowledge organization, storage, retrieval, and use that provide a common foundation for research and practice in the two fields. In this comparative survey, representative models and principles are provided to illustrate each field, and the methods used in the two fields are compared. Training, professional organizations, and accreditation processes in each field are described. In all of the areas reviewed here, there seems to be a convergence of the two disciplines and the likelihood of more to come.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3153
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