"Information studies meets those social needs by drawing on a wide range of intellectual and physical technologies. Achieving the objectives of our profession depends on the skillful melding of an understanding of social, political, economic, and psychological factors related to information needs and uses with a mastery of both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and system design."
Terça-feira, Janeiro 17, 2006
stepping back to move forward
I have been lacking posts but not reflections on work research. One my tend to think that if one does not make it visible must be because one is not working on her research. Found out that one can make a major leap forward just by stepping back to old chunks of information in order to explain how things work. That's how i'm founding out things that i didn't know I knew, just by being asked to explain things to newcomers in the house.
Thow i'm not in Academia but in a Research Lab i've enjoyed reading the arguments of Marcia Bates (1999) on The Role of the Ph.D. in a Professional Field. Found it cristal clear why i enjoy so much information studies (and why it takes so long to have a clear picture on what i'm working ;):