What I do for a living has to do with organizing and discovering information. But if you think of it, this is what we humans do all the time, whether it is the NSA, or my mother filling the refrigerator, or my son playing with his Lego. We are surrounded by data and information and therefore metadata. These are terms that we listen every day and we use them, often interchangeably. But is this correct? what do they really mean? what is metadata? is there a difference between data and information? what is information? How can I collect information, analyze and retrieve it? How can I manage the flow of information across my organization?
In this series of posts I will try to address the above issues and help you form your own opinion… well some of the above are philosophical questions. It means that there are no firm and complete answers. All answers are open to debate. And this is an extra reason why this is such an exciting field!
The science who deals with such questions is called: hmmm… how surprising, Information Science! Information science is an interdisciplinary field primarily concerned with the analysis, collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval, movement, and dissemination of information.
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