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information science

noun
1.
the study of the nature, collection, and management of information and of its uses, especially involving computer storage and retrievals.
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information science

noun
1.
the science of the collection, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of information, often employing computers
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information science
  (ĭn'fər-mā'shən)   
The scientific study of the gathering, manipulation, classification, storage, and retrieval of recorded knowledge. Information science involves the development and analysis of methods of classifying information, as in a library's card catalog, as well as the use of computer systems for archiving information and identifying and retrieving information relevant to specific purposes. Information science also deals with the history of recorded information in various writing systems and media such as papyrus, paper, and microfiche.
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