Title: Theories of Information Science. Co-sponsored with SIG/ED
Thomas Froehlich, Intellectual property: An Oxymoron?
Bernd Frohmann, Cultural Studies of Information Science
Pertti Vakkari, Growth of Theory in Information Science
There are intermittent complaints that Information Science lacks theory. This session, the fifth annual session on theories of Information Science, provided a forum for theoretical work in Information Science. Speakers from three different countries (U.S., Canada, and Finland) examined theory relating to the conference theme, "Information Access in the Global Information Economy."