information science


: the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge treated both as a pure and as an applied science

Examples of information science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Karine Nahon, a professor of information science at Israel’s Reichman University, started a civilian war room of cyber experts to try to locate missing people in the hours after the October 7 attack. WIRED, 28 Oct. 2023 In computer and information sciences, the most common field for AI researchers, 71% of full-time graduate students at U.S. universities are international students. Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 16 July 2023 Three teach in the management and information sciences department and two teach in the accounting and finance department. Katherine Oung, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Aug. 2023 Even now, women make up a very small percentage of all the people getting a bachelor’s in engineering, computer and information sciences. Gerry Poirier, Forbes, 17 July 2023 This is what Maurice Jakesch, a doctoral student of information science at Cornell University, wanted to find out. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 26 May 2023 Among his achievements, he was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama in 2009 and the Marconi Prize for technological contributions to information science and communications. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 For a group of students at Fermilab, summer school means learning about the one of most cutting-edge technologies on the planet: quantum information science. Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 Scholarship grants were also awarded to Caitlin Rader of Lakewood, who is in the osteopathic medicine program at Ohio University, and Melissa Arcuri of Broadview Heights, who is pursuing a master of library and information science degree at Kent State University. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of information science was in 1955

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“Information science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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