Definition of information science in English:

information science


mass noun
  • The study of processes for storing and retrieving information.

    • ‘What information science takes from anthropology, in my view, is but a small, generally nonscientific, portion of the corpus of research.’
    • ‘The first international paper competition invited submissions about practical collaborative applications of digital libraries or information science and technology in developing countries.’
    • ‘But the connection between information science and physical processes appears once we think about events on the quantum scale.’
    • ‘In the non-academic world, information professionals don't necessarily possess an advanced degree in library science, information science, or a related field.’
    • ‘These questions and more have crossed disciplinary lines, from ethics, public policy, social science, and law to computer security and information science.’