This article tries to identify the exact origin of information science. Several authors regard Vannevar Bush's 1945 article "As We May Think," as the origin of information science. Some researchers tend to think that 1937, American Documentation Institute-ADI was founded this year, was the origin of information science. However, the author of this article following the historical investigation of Jesse Shera and W. Boyd Rayward, believe that we should uace the origin of information science to 1895. In this year, the International Institute of Bibtiography was founded by Paul Otlet and his colleagues, the purpose is to organize a universal bibliographical catalog.
|Keywords:||Information science, Documentation, History|
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