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SIE #10: Curators of the Infosphere?: What's the Good of PI for LIS (and Vice Versa)?
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Session Chair: David Bawden, City, University of London
Location:Lecture Theatre 1 (Diamond) The Diamond
Curators of the infosphere?: what's the good of PI for LIS (and vice versa)?
David Bawden, Lyn Robinson
This is an interactive panel session, in which the panel members, and Luciano Floridi as discussant, engage with the audience to debate the value and potential of Floridi's Philosophy of Information as a foundation for library/information science. We hope to identify both positive aspects, and points of criticism/misgivings, relating to the idea of LIS as applied PI. We will then discuss a research and dissemination agenda, and identify a group interested in carrying it forward.
The initial discussion will be focused around the issues identified in D Bawden and L Robinson, Curating the infosphere: Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Information as the foundation for Library and Information Science, Journal of Documentation, 2017, vol.73, issue 5 [http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/17713]