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Information space denotes the set of concepts and relations among them held by an information system [Newby, 2001]; 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.
- [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.