2014 | 52 | 2(104) | 23-31
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Information Science in the Mirror of the Digital Humanities: Some Epistemological Observations

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Nauka o informacji w zwierciadle humanistyki cyfrowej: kilka uwag epistemologicznych
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PURPOSE/THESIS: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the similarities and differences between the epistemologies of information science and the digital humanities in the light of the turns of information science. APPOACH/METHODS: Numerous viewpoints, discernible from the literature, related to the epistemologies of the two discipUnes have been analysed and compared. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Despite differences in their disciplinary backgrounds, information science and the digital humanities have much in common. As serious self-reflection is needed for both disciplines, they may benefit from analysing the achievements and deficiencies of the each other. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS: Both epistemologies are in forming, so only a snapshot could be taken on their present reflection. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: The paper intends to be an add-on to the body of knowledge about the epistemologies information science, the digital humanities and the relationship between them.
CEL/TEZA: Celem artykułu jest omówienie podobieństw i różnic pomiędzy epistemologią nauki o informacji i humanistyki cyfrowej w świetle zmian zachodzących w tej pierwszej. KONCEPCJA/METODY BADAŃ: Przeanalizowano i porównano szereg punktów widzenia wyróżnionych w literaturze przedmiotu, dotyczących epistemologii dwóch omawianych dziedzin. WYNIKI I WNIOSKI: Pomimo różnic w ich dziedzinowych korzeniach, nauka o informacji i humanistyka cyfrowa mają ze sobą wiele wspólnego, a analiza ich osiągnięć i braków może przynieść znaczące korzyści dla obu dziedzin. OGRANICZENIA BADAŃ: Obie epistemologie znajdują się w stadium formowania, można zatem sporządzić jedynie zarys ich obecnego kształtu. WARTOŚĆ POZNAWCZA: Artykuł stanowi uzupełnienie dotychczasowej wiedzy w zakresie epistemologii nauki o informacji, humanistyki cyfrowej oraz łączących je relacji.
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