Buckland´s Argument on Information and The Importance of The Search for Knowledge

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Everyday millions of people get online and surf the internet, before that people went to libraries and checked out books, and before any of that was possible, empires wrote on wet clay tablets filled with writings that they stored in private rooms, palaces, and temples. These soon became known as private libraries, and soon other empires joined in. What was important was that they were storing and sharing information, each innovation of sharing information has one main goal, to search and obtain knowledge. It is essential in our everyday behavior to seek information to gain knowledge. The goal of this paper is to present Buckland’s argument on information as well as give my argument. What you will gain from this paper is how it is …show more content…
Information is very important in our day-to-day lives, it is essential in our behavior to seek information as a means to gather knowledge about decisions, houses, food, research topics, and whatever last minute tasks we need to look up. Use of a variety of research methods, including books, internet, and word of mouth. I use information throughout my life, as a college student I acquire information every time I attend a lecture, read from textbooks, or research in the library.
My research behaviors are influenced by a variety of outside directories. I often am drawn to the internet as I search these days as a new parent, I am drawn to forums, and articles mainly about infant care. I gather information from in-laws and my family as well. I read magazines and books that focus on infant care in the varieties of medical, financial, and parental care. Every new thing that my little one does amazes or worries me that in the spirit of me being cautious I instantly seek information online. As Donald Case explains in his book, Looking for Information, “our daily life is peppered with instances in which we become interested in learning more about a topic after accidentally encountered some bit of information about it.” (Case, pg 5) Our behavior is modeled off our daily regime that every little thing sparks our interest that we must seek information in order to fulfill our needs from birth to adulthood. M.K Buckland describes the definition of information to be

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