Information Dichotomy Article Schools Version
International Association of School Libraries
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
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.