Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Michael Buckland, Emeritus Professor.
Concepts in Information Management
*** NEW *** - Theories of Information, Communication and
Knowledge: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Eds: F. Ibekwe-SanJuan,
T. M. Dousa. Springer, 2014. ISBN 978-94-007-6973-1.
*** NEW *** - Special issue on Documentality. The Monist 97, no 2
(April 2014). Contents.
*** NEW *** - Document
theory: An introduction. (Zadar, 2013).
*** NEW *** - Academic
Heritage of Science Library i informacje: Zasoby i mozliwosci". Polish translation by
Valeria Aleksandrova of The Academic Heritage of Library and Information Science:
Resources and Opportunities", ALISE Conference, Jan 12, 2000.
- What kind of science can Information Science be?" Journal of the American Society
for Information Science and Technology 63, no 1 (2012): 1-7.
- Allan Konrad. On Inquiry: Human Concept Formation and Construction of Meaning through
Library and Information Science Intermediation. PhD dissertation, University of California,
Berkeley, 2007. [pdf].
- Kiersten F. Latham. Museum Objects as Documents:
Using Buckland's Information Concepts to Understand Museum User Experiences.
- Democratic theory in Library Information Science.
Letter to Journal of ASIST.
Why Information is Not Enough, by
Soeren Brier (U of Toronto P., 2008).
An extraordinarily complete approach to thinking about information, documents, life and knowing
combining cybernetics, linguistics, semiotics, and biology - with special reference to Library
and Information Science. Noteworthy for rejecting the usual reductionist "scientific"
approaches based on formal logic and algorithms.
- The conferences and activities of the Document Academy,
a loosely coupled international network of scholars, artists, and
professionals, in various fields, interested in the exploration of
the document as a useful approach, concept and tool, in sciences,
arts, business and society, in general, can now be found at its new website:
- Roger T. Pedauque and the Pluridisciplinary
Thematic Network on Documents and Content: Creation, Indexing,
Navigation (Reseau Thematique Pluridisciplinaire: Document et Contenu: Creation
Indexation, Navigation ("RTP-Doc"), supported by the Centre National
de la Recherche Scientifique
has summarized its work in two books:
- - Pedauque, R. T. Le document a la lumiere du numerique, presente par
Jean-Michael Salaun. C&F, Caen, 2006.
- - Pedauque, R. T. La redocumentarisation du monde, [ed. by] Jean Charlet.
Cepadues, Toulouse, 2006.
- Conceptions of Library and Information Science
CoLIS6 Conference, Boras, Sweden, August 13-16, 2007.
- Naming in the Library: Marks,
Meaning and Machines, 2006.
Metaphors, and Metaphysics in Information Science.
In: Chaim Zins [and others]. Knowledge map of Information Science:
Implications for the future of the field.
Journal of Information Science 1, no. 1 (2007), pp 4-5.
- "The Philosophy of Information," ed. by Ken Herold. [Special issue]
Library Trends 52(3) Winter 2004, 373-670.
(Review in Journal of Documentation,
- Documents and media convergence. (Tromso, 2005,
ppt). Earlier version: (DOCAM04, 2004,
- The Artificiality of Documents: or,
Resurrecting the Human in Information Science.
Thoughts on the (In)Completeness of Information Management /
Science / Studies / Systems.
ASIST SIG HFIS, Oct 21, 2003.
- Expertise, task complexity, and the
role of intelligent information systems (Buckland & Florian, 1990).
- Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility
In Library... (2001).
- Are Obsolescence and Scattering related?
Journal of Documentation, 28 (Sept 1972):242-246.
*** New ***
- Ronald Day. The Modern Invention of Information: Discourse,
History, and Power. Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.
ISBN 0-8093-2390-7. An historical analysis of the assumptions and values
underlying successive visions of "the Information Age" during the
Suzanne Briet, Warren Weaver,
Norbert Wiener, and Pierre Levy -- different visions with
Also the questioning in the 1930s and later
by the social
Benjamin and the philosopher Martin Heidegger
of the theoretical bases and
totalitarian tendencies of these visions.
of Library Goodness. Canadian Library Journal 39, no 2 (April 1982):63-66.
Academic Heritage of Library and Information Science:
Resources and Opportunities. (ALISE 2000).
Concepts of Information Management. Fall 1999.
- Forme, Signification, et Structure des
Systemes de Selection du Savoir. ISKO99, Lyon, France, Oct 21, 1999.
- Information as Thing
(or as Process or as Knowledge). (JASIS 1991)
What is a document? (JASIS 1997)
What is a digital document?
Vocabulary as a central concept in LIS.
- Nature of Records Management Theory.
(American Archivist 1994)
- Documentation, Information Science and Library
Science in the USA. (IPM 1996)
Landscape of Information Science: ASIS at 62.
(JASIS 1999). "Document" and "Computational" traditions.
- Liberal arts and the development of schools
of LIS. Summary,
Text. (CoLIS2 1996).
The Document Academy.
See also History page and