Title

Information Dichotomy Article Schools Version

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

International Association of School Libraries

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

4060

Comments

This article was originally published as: Combes, B., & Valli, R. (2007). Information Dichotomy Article Schools Version. Proceedings of IASL. Taipei, Taiwan. International Association of School Libraries. Conference proceedings available here.

Abstract

The information landscape in the twenty-first century is overloaded, increasingly complex and dense. It is characterised by rapidly evolving and convergent technologies, multifaceted formats and a variety of delivery modes. Traditional library classification and descriptions began with two categories fiction or nonfiction, a simple dichotomy. However, in today's information landscape new categories using a variety of descriptors are increasingly more common. In view of this increasing complexity, perhaps it is now Ume to seriously reconsider how we describe and catalogue resources and take the term fiction out of our library collections.