The phrase “information storage and retrieval” (IS&R): A historical note

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  • Birger Hjørland
Scholars have uncovered abundant data about the history of the term “information”, as well as some of its many combined phrases (e.g. “information science”, “information retrieval” and “information technology”). Many other compounds involving “information” seem, however, not to have a known origin yet. In this article, further information about the phrase “information storage and retrieval” is provided. To know the history of terms and their associated concepts is an important prescription against poor terminological phrasing and theoretical confusion.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1299-1302
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2015

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Article first published online: 4 JUN 2014

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