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{{Definition|'''Information space''' denotes the set of concepts and relations among them held by an information system; it describes the range of possible values or meanings an entity can have under the given rules and circumstances.}}
 
{{Definition|'''Information space''' denotes the set of concepts and relations among them held by an information system; it describes the range of possible values or meanings an entity can have under the given rules and circumstances.}}
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{{Quotation|Information spaces surround us. When we retrieve a file from our computer, we are browsing through an information space; when we use a search engine we are sifting through an information space; and when we visit a website we are moving through yet another information space.|[Withrow, 2004]}}
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
  
 
*[Newby, 2001]: G. Newby, ''Cognitive Space and Information Space'', Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2001.
 
*[Newby, 2001]: G. Newby, ''Cognitive Space and Information Space'', Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2001.
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*[Withrow, 2004]: Jason Withrow, ''Site Diagrams: Mapping an Information Space'' Washtenaw Community College, August 2004.
  
 
[[Category: Glossary]]
 
[[Category: Glossary]]

Revision as of 12:04, 23 June 2005

Information space denotes the set of concepts and relations among them held by an information system; it describes the range of possible values or meanings an entity can have under the given rules and circumstances.
Information spaces surround us. When we retrieve a file from our computer, we are browsing through an information space; when we use a search engine we are sifting through an information space; and when we visit a website we are moving through yet another information space.
[Withrow, 2004]


References

  • [Newby, 2001]: G. Newby, Cognitive Space and Information Space, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2001.
  • [Withrow, 2004]: Jason Withrow, Site Diagrams: Mapping an Information Space Washtenaw Community College, August 2004.