Evolving Paradigms in the Networked World and Their Implications for Information Management in African Libraries.
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 2008, Oct, 18, 2
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Introduction The 'paradigm' concept originated with Thomas Kuhn in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, where it is described as a set of beliefs, theories or world view that is unquestionably accepted and has become established as truth. According to Kuhn (1970), 'paradigm shift' is a change in the existing standard model, which creates transformation in the established truth (Kuhn, 1970). Bailey-Lloyd (2005) observes that a paradigm shift is when a significant change happens, usually from one fundamental view to a different view. In some cases, some type of major discontinuity occurs as well. Increasingly now, the paradigm shift concept is being used to connote revolution, emerging trend or change in pattern or transformation in the way humans perceive events, people, environment and life. In the context of this paper, a paradigm shift is used to describe major changes in conventional practices with regard to information management.
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: Oct 01, 2008
- Publisher: African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 33 Pages
- Language: English