School of Information
 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. [pdf]. [Preprint].
- 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. 2007. pdf.
- Democratic theory in Library Information Science. pdf. Letter to Journal of ASIST.
Cybersemiotics: 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: thedocumentacademy.org
- 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 http://rtp-doc.enssib.fr 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.
- Models, Metaphors, and Metaphysics in Information Science. In: Chaim Zins [and others]. Knowledge map of Information Science: Implications for the future of the field. Brazilian 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, 61(5):684-685.)
- Documents and media convergence. (Tromso, 2005, ppt). Earlier version: (DOCAM04, 2004, ppt.
- 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. Powerpoint slides
- 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 *** Polish translation.
- 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 twentieth century: Paul Otlet, Suzanne Briet, Warren Weaver, Norbert Wiener, and Pierre Levy -- different visions with underlying similarities. Also the questioning in the 1930s and later by the social critic Walter Benjamin and the philosopher Martin Heidegger of the theoretical bases and totalitarian tendencies of these visions.
- Concepts of Library Goodness. Canadian Library Journal 39, no 2 (April 1982):63-66.
- The Academic Heritage of Library and Information Science: Resources and Opportunities. (ALISE 2000).
- Course: 290-3: 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? (Document Numerique 1998)
- Vocabulary as a central concept in LIS. (CoLIS3 1999)
- 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).
Selected websites: Soren Brier; Rafael Capurro; Ron Day; Bernd Frohmann; Birger Hjorland; The Document Academy.
See also History page and Home page.