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information science

the study of the nature, collection, and management of information and of its uses, especially involving computer storage and retrievals. Unabridged
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  • Our mission is to develop new technologies that use information science to advance basic science.
  • But as described above, in the past century it has been reduced to a problem of organic chemistry and information science.
  • The money will go toward toward efforts such as fuel-cell fabrication and a better understanding of quantum information science.
  • And the big surprise is that this has implications for the new field of quantum information science.
  • There are more job opportunities than ever before for graduates of master's programs in library and information science.
British Dictionary definitions for information science

information science

the science of the collection, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of information, often employing computers
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information science
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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