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I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world — Margaret Mead

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Introduction1

MAYAnMAYA (YouTube Channel)

Reference

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. — Franklin P. Adams

Dictionary

information : (1) a signal or character (as in a communication system or computer) representing data (2) something (such as a message, experimental data, or a picture) which justifies change in a construct (such as a plan or theory) that represents physical or mental experience — Webster   See also   OneLook

Thesaurus

ASIS Thesaurus of Information Science and Librarianship (J. L. Milstead Ed., 1994)

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Information is expressed either as the content of a message or through direct or indirect observation. That which is perceived can be construed as a message in its own right, and in that sense, information is always conveyed as the content of a message. Information can be encoded into various forms for transmission and interpretation (for example, information may be encoded into a sequence of signs, or transmitted via a signal). It can also be encrypted for safe storage and communication. Information can be transmitted in time, via data storage, and space, via communication and telecommunication. — Wikipedia

Information (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Inspiration

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. — Franklin P. Adams

Dr. Zulfiquar Ahmed (YouTube Channel)

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Foundation

Theory

Information theoryis a mathematical representation of the conditions and parameters affecting the transmission and processing of information. Most closely associated with the work of the American electrical engineer Claude Shannon in the mid-20th century, information theory is chiefly of interest to communication engineers, though some of the concepts have been adopted and used in such fields as psychology and linguistics. Information theory overlaps heavily with communication theory, but it is more oriented toward the fundamental limitations on the processing and communication of information and less oriented toward the detailed operation of particular devices. — Encyclopædia Britannica

AT&T Tech (YouTube Channel)

Claude E. Shannon (IEEE Information Theory Society)
A Short Course in Information Theory (David J.C. MacKay)

Philosophy

Philosophy of Computing and Information (Giuseppe Primiero, PhilPapers)

System

Information system (IS) is a formal organizational system designed to collect, process, store, and distribute information. From a sociotechnical perspective, information systems are composed by four components: task, people, structure (or roles), and technology. Information systems can be defined as an integration of components for collection, storage and processing of data of which the data is used to provide information, contribute to knowledge as well as digital products that facilitate decision making. — Wikipedia

IBL Studios (IBL – Open edX, YouTube Channel)

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Innovation

Science

Information science is a discipline that deals with the processes of storing and transferring information. It brings together concepts and methods from disciplines such as library science, computer science and engineering, linguistics, and psychology in order to develop techniques and devices to aid in the handling—that is, in the collection, organization, storage, retrieval, interpretation, and use—of information. The transfer of information through time requires the existence of some storage medium, which is designated a document—hence the term documentation. — Encyclopædia Britannica

What is Information Science (Association for Information Science and Technology)

Technology

Information Technology : the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data — Webster

John Monk (YouTube Channel)

Commerce

Information economy is an economy with an increased emphasis on informational activities and information industry. In a typical conceptualization, information economy is considered a “stage” or “phase” of an economy, coming after stages of hunting, agriculture, and manufacturing. This conceptualization can be widely observed regarding information society, a closely related but wider concept. — Wikipedia

The Kamla Show (YouTube Channel)
The Kamla Show (Official Website)

The Economics of Information (Kenneth J. Arrow)
Economics and Information: Toward a New (and More Sustainable) Worldview (Robert E. Babe Babe, Canadian Journal of Communication)
Information Economics (Wikipedia)

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Preservation

History

Talks at Google (YouTube Channel)
Talks at Google (Official Website)

James Gleick’s History of Information (Geoffrey Nunberg, New York Times)
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. (James Gleick)

Information Technology and Civilization (J. Inose, K. Kobayasni and J. R. Pierce)
Information Theory (Engineering and Technology History Wiki)

Historical Studies in Information Science: An Emerging Unidiscipline (Michael K. Buckland and Trudi B. Hahn)
Historical Studies in Information Science (Michael K. Buckland and Trudi B. O. Hahn)
Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on the History and Heritage of Science Information Systems (Mary E. Bowden, Trudi B. Hahn and Robert V. Williams, Eds.)
A History of Information Science, 1945-1985 (Dorothy B. Lilley and Ronald W. Trice)

Archive

Charles Babbage Institute (Official Website)
Charles Babbage Institute (Wikipedia)

Library

Library of Congress # Q350 Information Theory (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

We have an opportunity for everyone in the world to have access to all the world’s information. This has never before been possible. Why is ubiquitous information so profound? It’s a tremendous equalizer. Information is power. — Eric Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address, 2009

Education

Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations. — United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Alexandria Proclamation on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. — American Library Association, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

TEDx Talks (YouTube Channel)
TEDxLSSC (Official Website)

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association)
Information Literacy (Wikipedia)

Journal of Information Technology Education: Research
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice
Journal of Information Technology Education: Discussion Cases

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Course

Analyzing/Presenting Data/Information Course (Edward Tufte)
Edward Tufte (YouTube Channel)
Edward Tufte (Official Website)

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (Edward Tufte)
Envisioning Information (Edward Tufte)
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (Edward Tufte)
Beautiful Evidence (Edward Tufte)

Information Technology Courses (MIT OpenCourseWare)
Information Related Courses (edX)

Community

Occupation

Information Research Scientists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Information Systems Managers (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Information Technology Careers (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Information Technology Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Organization

Information Theory Society (ITS, IEEE)
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR, ACM)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

News

Information Theory Publications (ITS, IEEE)
Information Systems Journals (AIS)
Information Systems (Communications of the ACM)
Information Science Publications (ASIS&T)

Information Week
Information Technology (Ars Technica)
Information Technology News (Science Daily)

Book

Information (ISBNdb)

Government

Document

Information (USA.gov)

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Related

These are links to pages about closely related subjects.

DIKW Content Hierarchy

Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.