Deborah Fanslow: Information Professionals: A Field Guide
Deborah Fanslow – Who Needs a DAM Librarian? Part II: Information Professionals: A Field Guide:
“Information professional specimens often manifest the following dispositions: perpetual curiosity, creativity, technical fluency, a compulsive need to create order out of chaos, and an intense passion for connecting people with information.
[…] Originating around the turn of the 19th century (and known initially as the field of “documentation”), information science research was initially focused on scientific, technical, and medical information due to its base of practitioners within science and industry who were looking for ways to manage large amounts of data and resources.”
Wonderful in-depth article. Great to see the “documentation” roots included; my German university degree is “Diplom-Dokumentar (FH)” – and no-one understands what that means. Now I can point people to Deb’s explanation!